The garden at Tintagel Old Post Office
Throughout the seasons there is always something to delight the eye. Come and be inspired to plant something new in your own garden.
Something for all seasons
- Snowdrops and daffodils appear in early March and sometimes earlier.
- Bluebells and tulips provide height and colour in April and May
- A haze of mauve geraniums gives interest in June
- The changing autumn colours can be seen in the numerous trees
Meet the gardener
Kate the gardener will be working in the garden on certain days, depending on what the unpredictable Cornish weather is doing!
As well as potting plants, mowing lawns, twiming edges and looking after what we've got, Kate will also be on-hand to answer your questions relating to the garden and may be able to give you tips and advice for your own green spaces.
" My favourite style of garden is a rambling cottage garden packed with colourful plants and intoxicating scents, which just happens to be the sort of garden we have here at Tintagel Old Post Office. So if you see me battling in a border, please stop and have a chat – if gardening is my favourite thing to do, talking about the garden is a close second! "
Grown by the gardening team in the nursery at Lanhydrock - an estate famed for its formal gardens - there is an eclectic mix of plants in the back garden available for you to buy - perfect for your own garden or as a gift for a green-fingered friend. Just as with the cottage garden at Tintagel Old Post Office, the plants change seasonally, so please pop in to see what is available on the day. All proceeds help to look after this special place.
There is a range of plants to actively encourage wildlife into the garden. The seasonal variety of the garden provides nectar for insects much of the year and nesting material for birds. Butterflies, bees and bats are regular visitors and there is even evidence of rabbits and moles. The recycled garden waste forms compost bins which provide the ideal environment for slow worms to nest and lay their eggs.