The Old Mill Herbary with Mini Arboretum, Mill-leat, bog-garden Camomile lawn around Greek fertility theme with named planted displays, unusual herbs, trees, shrubs of botanical historic interest.
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Pencarrow is a 50 acres Grade II star listed gardens. Mature, formal & woodland scheduled historic gardens specialising in specimen conifers, rhododendrons (680 + different species & hybrids) & camellias. Mile long drive, lake, formal Italian gardens & huge granite rockery.
Prideaux Place has 40 acres of landscaped grounds with terraced walks, formal garden, temple, Roman antiquities and 9th Century Cornish Cross. Ancient Deer Park overlooks the estuary of the River Camel. Guided tours of house available.
Lower Bradford Sculpture Garden offers trees, flowering shrubs, wild flowers in abundance, small garden surprises, a pond with lillies and fish, and sculpture that blends with the landscape. An unkempt but very beautiful 2.4 acres. Free entry to sculpture sales yard.
Long Cross Victorian Gardens, the only public gardens on the North Cornish coast, and the subject of a television feature because of their unusual aspects. The gardens remain in the original Victorian garden layout and they retain their original splendour. Visitors often say that they have never seen a garden resembling the Long Cross and this is mainly because the gardens were constructed primarily to overcome the difficulties of the local climate.
Lanhydrock is a 30 acre formal woodland garden (N & E facing) laid out since 1857. Exceptional magnolias both mature and young. Large number hardy hybrid rhododendrims. Many rare trees and shrubs. Unique circular herbaceous garden. Splendid views.
Higher Truscott is a charming hamlet set high on a hill above Launceston. It was here that a small and privileged group of members gathered to be shown around the garden belonging to John and Gilly Mann. Developed over a period of 40 years or so, from the yard and orchard of an old farmhouse, the area to the rear of the house is an impressive alpine garden filled with plant men’s objects of desire including a dwarf Dierama; Meconopsis regia; Phyteuma ‘scheuchzeri’; unusual Alliums and countless other treasures sheltered to the north by a forty year old Acer griseum amongst others. Gradually the more formal garden morphs into a ‘woodland area’ of Viburnums, Acers, Magnolias including fine M. proctoriana, which in Spring is underplanted with white Fritillarias; and a large Magnolia stellata which came from the original Treseder’s Nursery in Truro. Bit by covetous bit we worked our way,.... Read More >>
Bodwannick Manor is a plantsmans garden with rockery, water, roses, kitchen garden & shrubs and a Cornish cross spread over 1½ acres.
Pinsla Garden & Nursery is a romantic 1½ acre artist’s garden. Naturalistic planting, imaginative landscaping and pretty sculpture surround an 18th Century fairytale cottage set in tranquil woodland. Stone circle, winding paths. Good selection of shade loving plants including perennials, ferns, acers, ground cover, bamboos and succulents grown in the garden and for customers in our high quality nursery. Mythical stoneware garden statues are on display and for sale.