Day Trip by Coach to Mount Edgcumbe and Antony House Gardens, Torpoint

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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Upcoming Events

  • Self Drive Visits to Scorrier House, Redruth and Trevince, Gwenna

    Spring is one of the best times to visit Scorrier with its bluebells, camellias and rhododendrons. Originally built in 1780 by John Williams as a mine office, the gardens, where William Lobb was once employed, were planted later. In addition to the gardens, Caroline and Richard Williams are kindly permitting us to view the formal herbaceous border, conservatory and large walled garden where vegetables are grown.

    Newly opened to the public following Richard and Trish Stone’s ongoing restoration, Trevince comprises 25 acres of parkland, a one-acre walled garden, an ornamental woodland walk, an orchard and pinetum, and a collection of endangered conifers. Current renovation projects relate to a brick summerhouse in the Pond Garden and citrus cultivation.

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  • Garden holiday to Worcestershire Gardens and The RHS Malvern Spring Flower Festival

    Show gardens, top quality nurseries, specialist plant exhibitors and the beautiful Floral Marquee make RHS Malvern a wonderful event to experience.

    Other highlights include visits to Spetchley Park Gardens with its stunning flowering shrubs and spring bulbs; White Cottage & Nursery with it snake’s head fritillary meadow; Morton Hall and its Tulip Festival; Perrycroft Arts & Craft Garden, designed by Charles Voysey, set on the steep side of the Malvern Hills with spectacular views of the Black Mountains; and a day at RHS Chelsea Gold medallist John Massey’s Ashwood Nurseries complete with garden tour. 

    Dinner, bed and breakfast will be at the popular Three Ways House Hotel in Mickleton, home of the famous Pudding Club. 

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