Cornwall’s gardens are renowned the world over and our tour includes visits to some of the finest in the county. Choose between spring, when rhododendrons and bulbs bring life and colour to the gardens, and autumn, when the palette changes to reds, yellows and golds and the gardens relax into mellow fruitfulness.
The near neighbours of Trebah and Glendurgan illustrate this perfectly, with the great Asiatic shrubs of rhododendron, magnolia and camellia all featuring, rich with blossom in spring and remaining glossy and green in autumn. Travel in October and you will see the magnificent sight of Glendurgan’s Tulip Tree with its bright yellow flowers.
The award-winning Lost Gardens of Heligan continue to fascinate, while over at the Eden Project things have come a long way since that disused chalk pit was transformed into a futuristic microcosm of botanical diversity. If you haven’t been for a while it’s time to revisit; if you’ve never been before you’re in for a treat!
Our tour is bookended with visits to two top-class National Trust properties at Knightshayes Court and Killerton, where historic houses provide add an extra dimension to your garden visits.
And, best of all, there is no single room supplement!