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A Guide to the Gardens of Cornwall England

Most gardeners hate to go away and leave their precious plot. However, they may just want to visit the county of Cornwall in England. There are many attractions in Cornwall that will appeal to gardeners. Cornwall is called the garden capital of the world for good reason. There are over 60 gardens to visit in Cornwall. Your gardener will be in paradise on holiday in Cornwall.

The World famous Eden Project at St Austell in Cornwall will need no introduction to many. Its distinctive biomes dominate the skyline. One is the rainforest biome and the other is the Mediterranean biome walking through them is an education to everyone, gardener or not. You can learn about things that you may take for granted such as the coffee bean and spices. The biomes are even interesting for children. The gardens surrounding the biomes are a picture postcard. The Eden project is worth visiting even if you have been once because every time you go there is something new to see. There is so much to see there that it is difficult to describe it all in a limited space, you must go and see for yourself.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan were found in 1990 in a state of overgrown abandonment just like the gardens around Sleeping Beauty’s castle. A chance discovery revealed the reason the gardens were abandoned. The garden staff had left their names on a wall and the date August 1914, they had obviously enlisted in the services, gone to war and never returned. A group of people including a descendant of the Tremayne family who were the original owners of the estate patiently restored the gardens. They are now a glory to behold and have been extended. The beauty, peace, gardens, plants and most all Heligan’s story will inspire gardeners and non gardeners alike.

Trebah Garden is set in a beautiful tree lined ravine and has everything any gardener could wish from ponds filled with koi carp, water gardens, to acres of hydrangea and stunning trees and shrubs. The 29th United States Infantry division left from Trebah beach during World War II for Omaha beach in Normandy to assist in the invasion of occupied France. There are 4 miles of footpaths at Trebah, special children’s trails and other facilities. There is plenty at Trebah to keep everyone happy.

The county of Cornwall is a gardener’s delight. There are so many gardens to visit; the three featured above are merely three amongst many great and beautiful gardens. Cornwall is a beautiful part of England and is perfect for a short break or longer stay. It has small hidden coves, lovely villages and all those gardens. Your gardener will happily leave his or her precious garden for a visit to Cornwall.