Coleton Fishacre garden
With a climate as mild as South Cornwall created by the great trees sheltering this garden in a coastal valley, exotic and tender plants thrive in Coleton Fishacre garden. From formal terraces to woodland to explore, this garden is varied and filled with year-round interest, and one of the few National Trust gardens to be RHS accredited.
Blaze of colour
The garden is bursting with colour throughout autumn, with Japenese maples that line the rill, and the impressive Persian ironwood tree and the tulip tree, both of which have stood watch over the house since Coleton Fishacre was built.
The terraces and walls around the house reflect the lines of the building, and are planted with tender, sun-loving plants. Each terrace has a pool; the upper pool's rounded outline sets off a sculptured otter by local artist Bridget McCrum.