Tuesday, April 16, 2019 12:01 AM
Both of these historic gardens in South East Cornwall are home to National Collections® of camellias.
At Mount Edgcumbe, generations of the Edgcumbe family, from the 16th century onwards, have helped to create the gardens surrounding their home. The design and planting of the different areas reflect both geographical regions and moments in history. Here, you will find some 1,000 varieties and species of camellia.
The landscape of Antony House was designed by Humphrey Repton and affords expansive views of the River Lynher. Enjoy the camellias, magnolias and rhododendrons as you walk through the deep valley of Westdowns Wood. Ponds are surrounded by a diverse array of ornamental trees and flowering shrubs, whilst The Wilderness leads down to the riverbank.
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Following on from our successful event on Sunday, our friends at Wyevale Garden Centre in Par have asked us to join them to host another workshop this Thursday. It was great to meet so many of you but we'd love to help even more of you to get ready for the junior competitive classes of this year's Cornwall Garden Society Spring Flower Show which is now less than two months away!
Join in the fun at Wyevale Garden Centre in Par from 10:30am - 1pm on Thursday 21st February.
Spring comes early in West Cornwall so our first visit is to Trewidden, a magnificent, privately-owned Victorian garden where Head Gardener, Richard Morton and his team will show us Asiatic magnolias, early shrubs and spring flowers.
We then travel to Lady Banham’s riverside garden at Penberth with its rare daffodils, early shrubs and trees, and granite features and paths. Our guides will be Jeff Rowe and Claire Batten from Penberth Plants, winners of six RHS Chelsea Gold medals.