Adding to, and complementing, the already magnificent and world-class gardens in Cornwall, the strongly structural planting scheme with a sub-tropical emphasis means the gardens do not follow the traditional spring flourish but have more of an all-season interest.
The very favoured microclimate of kindly winter temperatures and shelter from the wind allow all manner of exotic and half-hardy plants to flourish. The planting schemes are appropriate to the varying individual habitats but carry the unifying theme of sculptural forms, textures and colours which harmonise with what nature has already provided.
The plants create a restful verdancy whilst having their own drama through form and foliage. In particular, through the notable collection of palm trees, succulents and bamboo.
‘A wonderful afternoon spent among gorgeous plants, our imaginations took flight.’Visitor, September 2018
For more information on our planting the below source provides a useful map and an up to date comprehensive list of all the plants we have in the gardens: