I had a real treat when we visited Godolphin House. From the walk through the bluebell woods to the iconic ravaged time worn wooden doors, to the fabulous granite paving slabs to the intriguing doorways opening to yet another vista of the house Godolphin House was redolent with the simmering character of a place rooted in time…
Beautiful gardens to visit in West Cornwall
All the local info and tips about visiting gardens in West Cornwall, The Lizard and the Roseland peninsula. Throughout the year we will visit our local gardens and show you how the local gardens look in every season with our own photos to help you decide which gardens to visit
“Away down to Lamorna” is chorus of a famous Cornish song and I had forgotten just how beautiful Lamorna Valley was, until we drove down through the valley to the harbour again this week.
Lamorran House Italianate gardens are a must for garden visitors seeking a truly palm filled, sub tropical garden with a style of its own – flamboyant, dramatic, occasionally OTT but never boring – a garden with real soul.
Bonython Gardens with its 18th century walled gardens, tranquil lakes and dramatic sweeps of parkland is almost a hidden gem amongst the Great Gardens of Cornwall.
We visited Trengwainton gardens this August and found a garden for all season, with a rich depth of planting evolving within the old estate walls.
We explored Trebah garden again yesterday, as the golden leaves of autumn swirled around our feet. This magnificent garden is in a lush sheltered river valley running down to the sea and the garden coaxes you along its well manicured paths with all of the authority of a vintage Rolls Royce.
This week we squeezed in a visit to Trewidden garden – it is one of the great gardens of Cornwall and it is just outside of Penzance on the Land’s End Road. We found the established arboretum of rare trees gathered by plant hunter Edward Bolitho from habitats around the world, interlaced by a well […]
Explore the wonderful sub tropcal gardens on St Michael’s Mount where paths twist and turn along the dizzying rock face to the tranquil walled gardens
Tremenheere gardens hold a growing world class collection of sculptures and a recreated Chelsea Gold Medal winning garden Tremenheere has a fabulous setting cocooned within a cathedral like woodland that embraces an inspirational sub tropical planting against the counter point of extensive views over Mounts bay. We had a real spring treat this week and […]
What is the Gulf stream? We are so lucky to live on the West Cornwall Peninsula. The most south westerly peninsular in Britain warmed by the Gulf Stream – the warm air that flows from the Caribbean north east towards Europe and that lends us this unique sub tropical climate. Yet each day as I […]