The gardens at Ednovean Farm
In the year 2000 we started landscaping the old farmyard of Ednovean Farm, to form a perfect setting for holidays for Garden lovers into a series of sheltered courtyard gardens, with the help of the professional garden designer Ian Lowe. Now romantic courtyards filled with terracotta pots, stone planters, lavender, lilies, box topiary and standard Bay trees, embrace a box parterre and fountain framed by date palms, fig and olive trees for a perfect Bed and Breakfast for Garden lovers to enjoy.
The warm enclosed Mediterranean style courtyard spaces filled with the scent of herbs, open out onto a terrace and lawns with sweeping sea views over Mounts Bay beyond St Michael’s Mount, with Penzance, Newlyn and Mousehole across the bay for our luxury Bed and Breakfast guests.
The gardens of Ednovean Farm’s Palm fringed lawns are framed by a grass border, planted for our 10th Wedding Anniversary and lush sub tropical planting. The natural grassy terrace above Mounts bay lead in turn to the Italian garden – a series of warm enclosed lawned gardens opening from the dramatic central avenues to reveal classical statues and flamboyant Date Palms. Paths twine around the garden for our Bed and Breakfast guests to explore leading to and from a Gravel border with an exotic mix of succulents, Phormiums, Palms and grasses, basking in the Summers sun before finally meandering to four Olive Trees and a secret patio.
With holidays for Garden lovers in mind, each bedroom of our luxury bed and Breakfast has its own terrace or courtyard filled with geraniums, but throughout the garden secret corners hold table and chairs and simple benches to invite our guests to relax. The rhythmic murmur of the sea seems loudest here to spend precious moments away from the world. Two car free days can be taken from Ednovean Farm walking westwards along the cliffs to Marazion and St Michael’s Mount or eastwards to Trevean, Stackhouse and Prussia coves Cudden point and beyond.
We stole a march on summer this month in the garden, working intensely to prepare the Italian Garden ready for its role in a short period film pilot last weekend and did you spot Ednovean Farm’s House and Gardens as “The Garden House” in Sunday’s Rosamunde Pilcher premier? (details below!) I think the garden stole the show from the house but our German guests said “it was like taking a visit again” and “Fairy tale setting!” Thank you to all of our kind European friends who told us about the film and sent the link so we could watch it too!
So join me this month to see my snaps of a few days of hard labour by ourselves and our gardeners and I think the result was pretty good although I say it myself!
What the press say about our garden
“Exotic planting and breathtaking sea views bring a sense of the Italian Riviera to this magical Cornish garden” (page 104) Homes and Gardens September 2015
“Paradise with Italian Style. This flamboyant and dramatic garden set on a Cornish hillside teams a wealth of thriving exotic plants with a taste of the Med” October 17th 2016 Garden News