There are a host of ways to see the countryside and garden at Lanhydrock as it bursts back into life this spring. Join a garden or estate tour with one of our friendly volunteer guides or explore at your own pace with in the formal garden or three circular estate walks.
The fabulous formal parterre brings a real touch of grandeur to the gardens. Take a stroll through the neat, planted beds and check out the cheeky cherubs on the urns. The complicated pattern is bedded out in spring and summer.
Actaea racemosa or Black Cohosh
The half-metre long white bottlebrush spikes carry many tiny flowers above the deep green leaves. The scented flowers lack petals and sepals having tight clusters of 55-110 white stamens up to 1 cm long surrounding a white stigma.
You might spot these tiny newts in the Victorian swimming pool in the spring, when they gather there to breed. Palmate newts are getting rarer in the UK but we're doing what we can to help this species thrive.