12 April 2017
Spring is in full swing across Cornwall and now is the perfect time to get outdoors.
We suggest a trip to the gardens to embrace the season's incredible displays of colour, and the very best Springtime blooms. Here are some of the best places to spot colourful signs of spring around the Fal River.
Open all year long, Trebah Garden is a sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop. This beautiful Cornish valley garden boasts over four miles of footpath and its very own secluded beach. In spring, Trebah comes alive with a colourful array of 100-year-old rhododendrons, magnolias and camellias. There is so much to explore, and a whole host of family fun activities taking place!
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National Trust Trelissick
Spring has well and truly declared itself at National Trust Trelissick. The garden is alive with bright spring colours, the bluebells and rhododendrons are blooming and the birds are singing. With more than 300 acres of sweeping parkland to explore and beautiful views of the Fal River, Spring is the perfect time to take a stroll around the gardens, and take it all in.
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Spring colour at Glendurgan
There is a lovely variety of spring flowers to see throughout the valley garden at this time of year. From colourful camellias on the Camellia Walk to magnificent magnolias by the maze, there are lots of spring flowers to see. Throughout spring, Glendurgan also offers an amazing variety of wildflowers. From delicate primroses and daffodils to beautiful bluebells and aquilegias, there is so much to spot on a spring walk at Glendurgan.
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Bluebell Festival at Enys Garden
Each year Enys Gardens opens its gates every day for a whole week during the bluebell season, welcoming many visitors to view the spectacular bluebell meadow of Parc Lye- and what an unmissable sight they are! This year Enys are celebrating the start of the Bluebell Season with an Art Exhibition inside Enys House during the bank holiday weekend. Enys is considered the oldest formal garden in Cornwall, and an ideal place for those seeking an inspiring afternoon out.
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Lamorran House Gardens
Lamorran Gardens has had a spring awakening, and the gates are open once again to visitors from April to September. Lamorran is a subtropical, plants-lovers paradise situated on the beautiful Roseland peninsula. The garden has many many levels, and features including a woodland, a Japanese style water garden, as well as temples and arch-ways for visitors to find and explore. Lamorran is surrounded on three sides by the benign influence of the warming sea. It’s protected location provides the perfect conditions for an extensive, eclectic and unusual range of plants from all over the world to thrive.
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Caerhays Estate Gardens
Nestled in a valley above Porthluney cove, these gardens are one of Britain's horticultural treasure troves. Holder of the National Magnolia Collection these beautiful spring gardens are set in 140 acres of woodland. Visitors will see some of the magnificent selection of plants brought back from China and the Far East by the intrepid plant hunters of the early 1900's along with a wide range of rhododendrons and camellias which Caerhays and the Williams family are associated with worldwide.
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