Cornish gardens to inspire your own

Being stuck at home is the perfect opportunity to start projects we didn’t have had time for in pre-lockdown life – gardens being included in this. So to inspire your own green patch, patio, balcony or even window sill, here are some stunning gardens in Cornwall worth checking out digitally. Due to the gulf stream warming Cornwall, you’ll find a surprising variety of flora growing here — anything from palm trees to succulents. Take a look and see if there’s any inspiration for your own plot. 

 

Eden Project

You may not have a 50m tall greenhouse dome, but the Eden Project’s Instagram channel is full of pictures of seasonal and exotic plants you could grow at home. And when that fails, maybe consider investing in a greenhouse for your own little Eden Project!

 

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Glendurgan Garden

We’re totally aMAZEd by the gardens at the National Trust’s Glendurgen. Puns aside, the maze might not be achievable, but do take a peek at their account featuring the rest of their carefully sculptured gardens.

 

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Lost Gardens of Heligan

The Lost Garden’s of Heligan were neglected since the First World War and succumbed to brambles and ruin. These were amazingly revived in the 90s and turned back into a green paradise people can visit today — now that couldn’t be a better inspiration for our neglected gardens at home!

 

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Trebah Garden

Another sub-tropical coastal garden near the Helford, it has been curated with ‘almost 200 years of horticultural endeavour’. Now in the hands of the Trebah Garden Trust, this garden sees a whopping 100,000 visitors every year.

 

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Falmouth

Now, this isn’t technically a garden, but as we’re locked down in Falmouth we have come to appreciate what’s on our very own doorstep. Everything from the palmed esplanade and lush parks, to the colourful seaweeds that dot the rockpools.

 

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