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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Our members have some truly beautiful and interesting gardens. Take a look to see some of the wonderful things growing.
You can take out CGS membership as an individual or as a family and there are lots of benefits.
Brightwater Garden Holidays have organised this tour for us, which will begin with Beth Chatto’s famous garden. Corpusty Mill, the private garden of Roger Last will be followed by National Trust Blickling Hall; Dell Garden and Foggy Bottom created by the Bloom family; Helmingham Hall Gardens where house, parkland and gardens create an exceptional work of art, and Wyken Hall.
The Plantation Garden in Norwich is an oasis of peace and tranquillity; National Trust Felbrigg Hall is one of the finest 17th century houses in East Anglia; the breathtaking 20 acres of East Ruston Old Vicarage Garden will delight and RHS Hyde Hall will be our finale.
Dinner, bed and breakfast will be provided at the 4* Dunston Hall Hotel in Norwich.
To download a booking form for this garden holiday, please click here.
Bokelly’s seven-acre garden surrounds an historic house with lichened outbuildings and a 15th century barn. An inspirational work in progress by its owner, Henrietta Courtauld, the garden features new plantings for various levels and soils with woodland, an orchard, a vegetable plot and large cutting garden as well as herbal and wildflower areas.
Later, we visit the charming hamlet of Lower Amble to concentrate on Sheilagh Lees’ 20-year-old garden with its wealth of trees and shrubs, herbaceous borders with late flowering roses, fuchsias and perennials, orchard, vegetable garden and lovely millpond.
Our booking form will be available in June.