Summer in the garden at Cotehele
Cotehele garden is beautiful in summer, filled with a myriad of colourful plants and flowers with the herbaceous borders being particularly spectacular.
You’ll find terraced herbaceous borders on the east side of the house, leading down towards the fantastic view of the viaduct towards Calstock.
Amongst the many plants growing here are geraniums, irises, salvia, Centaurea Montana and Centaurea Montana Alba and Veronicastrum.
The upper garden has a central pond, filled with red and white water lilies in the summer. Their lily pads provide shelter for all the frogs that spawned here in spring. This pond is framed on all four sides by herbaceous borders planting in different colour schemes.
At their best in summer are the top (north) border, which is planted in ‘hot’ colours, and the west border, which is planted in golds and silvers. These planting schemes follow a plan introduced by gardens adviser Graham Stuart Thomas in the 1960s.
Fancy a picnic?
We hope you enjoy your picnic here but ask you please help us keep Cotehele lovely by taking away any rubbish. Thank you.