Cornish Gardening Highlights for August


Surreal Succulents RHS Display Surreal Succulents have recreated their award winning display from the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2018. Throughout August their silver-gilt winning creation will be on show at their shop adjacent to Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens. So why not combine a day out to both? Succulents, Aloes, Palms, carnivorous plants, Aeoniums, [...]

Cornwall’s Famous Gardens Using Public Transport


Gardeners are laid back, patient and like a journey!  But travelling around Cornwall without your own car is not always easy. And if you love visiting gardens, and want to see the best Cornish ones, here's some advice on those most easily reached using public transport. Here we look at which of the largest [...]

New Venue in 2019 for CGS Spring Flower Show


The Trustees of the Cornwall Garden Society have announced a new venue for its 2019 Spring Flower Show as well as a new look and a new team to lead its transformation, following a comprehensive review of the event’s essential elements. The Show, which has earned its reputation as ‘the Chelsea of the South West’, [...]

Gardeners’ World 2 for 1 offer in Cornwall


You can get a big discount off entry into some of the best gardens in Cornwall throughout 2018. But you need to buy this month's (April 2018) Gardeners' World Magazine to get the qualifying discount card. Here we list the gardens which offer entry for 2 people for just the price of 1. Some [...]

Cornish Firms Win Awards at RHS Malvern Show


Andy's Air Plants from near Newlyn in Cornwall has won the Lyn Downes Award for the Best Floral Marquee Exhibit at the RHS Malvern Show for 2018. His stand, shown below, included air plants and bromeliads and also won a Gold Medal. Photo above: the Andy's  Air Plants Stand courtesy of his Twitter feed. Kelnan Plants [...]

Best Places to See Bluebells in Cornwall


In late April and early May it's bluebell season in the UK, and there are some very special places to visit in Cornwall if you want to see them at their best. The top places to see bluebells in Cornwall include gardens which incorporate a woodland setting. Outside of these more formal gardens, there [...]

Cornish Nurseries and Designers at the Chelsea Flower Show 2018


Publication date: 11th April  2018 promises to be another fabulous year for Cornish firms exhibiting at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London. We know of at least eight nurseries and designers who will be travelling up from the county to exhibit at the world’s most famous horticultural show. Furthermore, one of this year’s [...]

Cornwall’s Spring Flower Show


This weekend features one of the Cornish horticultural calendar highlights - the two day 107th Cornwall Spring Flower Show at Boconnoc Estate, near Lostwithiel, Cornwall. Dates: April 7th and 8th 2018. Organised by the The Cornwall Garden Society, and sponsored by Atkins Ferrie Wealth Management,  the event was first staged in the late nineteenth century and has continued [...]

Explore Cornwall’s Great Gardens This Easter


With the Easter Bank Holiday upon us, why not plan to get outside and take the chance to see some of the great gardens of Cornwall? Or go shopping for lovely things to put in your own garden. Almost all the major Cornish gardens are now open to the public for the spring and [...]

Cornwall County Council Subsidise Compost Bins


Get a huge discount off a compost bin if you live in Cornwall Did you know that Cornwall County Council subsidise the purchase of compost bins for residents? You can currently buy one at a vastly discounted rate through their preferred supplier. The Green Johanna is a 330 litre 'hot-composter' which means it can [...]

How do I get into Horticulture if I live in Cornwall?


Horticultural Careers - how to start one off if you live in Cornwall What help is out there if you decide you’d like to start a career in horticulture? If you live in Cornwall, the rest of the country and openings ‘up the line’ can seem rather remote, but there are in fact great opportunities [...]

Cornwall for Gardeners Website Launch


Website Launch - March 2018. This month we launch what we hope will become a valuable resource for gardeners who live in, or are visiting, Cornwall. cornwallforgardeners.co.uk is not perfect yet but we'll be waiting forever if that's the criteria. Just like a garden, this website is a work in progress and it'll probably grow [...]

We Love the Spring in Cornwall

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The Met Office treats today - March 1st - as the start of Spring.  Yes, we know the spring equinox isn't til the 20th (the astronomical stance) but we're keen to get on with saying goodbye to winter and welcoming all that Cornwall has to offer in the coming weeks. As we're usually the first [...]

Plants that Cornwall is famous for

2018-03-20T12:01:06+00:00Blog, Cornwall Plants|

Daffodils, magnolias, camellias, rhododendrons, palms, agapanthus, tree ferns... to name but a few of the plants which Cornwall is famous for and which people now associate with its gardens. How many other counties in the UK so easily bring to mind particular plants? But of course, when people think of typically Cornish gardens - especially [...]