The team at Poppy Treffry are often to be found tinkering in their gardens, but lockdown has meant many more hours spent pottering, tweaking and admiring each little natural wonder just outside our back doors.
Much like most of the country we have watched spring bloom and fade away as the next plants take centre stage with buds eager to bloom for summer.
Gradually, as restrictions begin to lift, we are able to start visiting some of the special gardens that bit further afield and we can’t wait to see these garden havens once more.
Please check each garden’s website for the latest booking and opening information.
Not far from our studio these beautiful long gardens meander through tree fern filled woodland paths up to a large grass area with plenty of benches to stare out to the bay and St Michael’s Mount. More formal allotment gardens also provide lots of inspiration for your home plots!
Having been lost to the brambles of time since the outbreak of WW1, this Sleeping Beauty was re-awakened in 1990 to become Europe’s largest garden restoration project. Today Heligan’s 200 acres are a paradise for the explorer, wildlife, plant lover and garden romantic.
You can now potter between formal gardens, small animal education areas and rambling fields…
Oh, and in 2008 The Lost Gardens of Heligan was granted National Collection Holder status by Plant Heritage for its historic and unique National Collection: Camellias and Rhododendrons Introduced to Heligan pre-1920.
If you like your gardens to be filled with art then Tremenheere should fulfil your requirements! An established sub-tropical valley of planting with sculptures and installations dotted around, many of which have been made specifically for the site. The café has a number of large sculptures outside (and delicious coffee and food) and can be visited before going through the ticket gate.
With four miles of footpaths, dogs welcome and it’s own private beach there really is something for everyone at Trebah!
And you never know which secret ones that are just open now and again you may find amongst the winding roads and rolling hills….