Gardens

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A garden for all seasons

A secret tunnel to the magical Valley Garden

Our Valley Garden is a magical place in every season throughout the year

Our Valley Garden is a magical place in every season throughout the year

A tunnel from our formal terraces leads to our wild Valley Garden, filled with rhododendrons, azaleas and similar plants. The path curves down to a thatched Victorian summer house, a former medieval stewpond and our beloved medieval dovecote. A gate at the foot of the path takes you to the tiny chapel in the wood, built by Sir Richard Edgcumbe.

A budding partnership

Our neighbour, St Mellion International Resort, its members and guests generously donate to our Valley Garden development project. Currently we're improving the stream that runs from the stewpond to the bottom of the valley.

This blossoming shrub near our shop has an amazing fragrance © Julian Clinkard

This blossoming shrub near our shop has an amazing fragrance

What's that plant?

Have you spotted a plant you liked on your visit? Not sure what it is? We can help.

Email us or post your query on our Facebook page and a member of our gardening team will identify the plant.

For best results please:

  • Describe the location of the plant
  • Provide some photographs of the plant
  • Describe any special features such as flower and leaf shape, colour, bark etc.

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