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 area of the UK to see the flowers come up, we’re loving the emergence of spring bulbs along with buds and blooms on the trees.
This week The Great Gardens of Cornwall collective have announced the arrival of spring in the county. A bit ironic as we’ve simultaneously had snow falling and sub-zero temperatures. But it’s a great excuse to market Cornwall to visitors and remind everyone that this is an exciting time of year to visit our great garden estates.
Over the past few years Caerhays Castle Gardens, Trebah Garden, Tregothnan, Trewidden, Trewithen and The Lost Gardens of Heligan have declared the start of spring when they manage to count more than 50 blooms on each of the six champion Magnolia campbellii trees which feature on these estates.