Saturday was our travel day, calling in at Desert to Jungle near Taunton and then our good friends Lucien and Laura in Devon, although on this occasion Lucien was otherwise engaged. Finally arriving at our destination on the Saturday evening.
So Sunday was our first day ‘proper’ in Cornwall. First up was a nursery visit, calling in to see Hardy Exotics. We have blogged about this nursery previously and as always there were several interesting plants to come away with. After reminiscing with the owners Clive and Julie, and all agreeing that it did not seem like a year since we last visited, we chose a small selection of unusual woodland plants and also a Mahonia confusa and Lindera megaphylla.
Close to Hardy Exotics is Tremenheere Sculpture Garden, which has a number of exotic plants thriving in its protected location. Tremenheere is still very much a garden in development lacking maturity in places. However there are a number gems to entice us. Since we last visited a fantastic new reception, café and gallery building has been added.
Finally we headed on to Trengwainton a traditional Cornish Garden now managed by the National Trust, we had blogged about this garden previously but as it’s such a lovely garden we wanted to revisit.
As well as having lovely mature trees, and shrubs, Trengwainton has a number of modern introductions such as this magnificent Schefflera taiwaniana.
At the end of a fantastic day visiting gardens and nurseries, what better end to the day than a walk along a near-deserted beach.
For various gardens or other places featured this week we will come back to many of them over the coming month and provide a more in depth blog post about them.
Hope you enjoyed our first day... (sorry its a day late after all we are on holiday!!)