Gardens diary: what's on this November

Trebah Gardens

Keep up to date with our monthly round-up of what's on at some of Cornwall's beautiful gardens this November.

Trelissick Gardens, Truro - Throughout November

Visit this beautiful tranquil varied garden this November and explore their superb collection of tender and exotic plants. There are 12 hectares (30 acres) of garden to explore leading you through stunning hydrangeas, rhododendrons and ginger lilies that provide year-round colour and interest.

Throughout November they have many lecture lunches that will be held in the Barn Restaurant including Anna Sawle (Southwest Wedding Flortist of the Year 2016) and Leonard Phillips MBE (tourguide at Levant and the Tin Coast). 

Cotehele, Saltash - Throughout November 

Discover all that Cotehele’s garden has to offer, explore the formally planted terraces or lose yourself in the Valley Garden. There are beautiful plants all year round you can see the orchards in autumn and the snow drops in winter.

The hall of the house and the First World War exhibition (but not the rest of the house) are open from 31 October - 31 December. You can also see the gardening team making the Christmas garland in the hall from 2 - 11 November.

Tremenheere Sculpture Garden, Penzance – 10 November

Tremenheere is in a beautiful sheltered valley in west Cornwall the perfect setting for this 22-acre exotic and sub-tropical garden. International renowned artists such as James Turrell and David Nash RA have interacted with the garden to create permanent works. Dramatic landscape and planting provide the backdrop to contemplative but inspirational artworks. On the 10th November to celebrate Cornwall’s Film Festival there will be Film installations with live performance followed by discussion with Artist/film maker Anna Cady and Pauline Thomas at Tremenheere Sculpture Garden.

Trebah Gardens, Falmouth – 12 November

Trebah is a sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop. It is one of the 80 finest gardens in the world and part of the Great Gardens of Cornwall. In November enjoy the spectacular champion trees dominate the landscape. There is much to learn and to discover at Trebah in November. Take part in Sarah Pepper’s floral workshops on the 12th-13th November. Each session includes something different you can enjoy a demonstration of winter flowers including a welcome ring or learn how to make a trug basket using a selection of living plants.

Tresillian House And Gardens, Newquay

Visit Tresillian House to see the formal garden laid with lawns and borders leading gently down to the ornamental lake. Flowers fruits and vegetables are grown here to supply the occupants of the house. Explore the Tressilian orchard currently that has more than 110 types of apple tree growing in it. You can take organized tours of the gardens through head gardener Mr. John Harris.  Mr Harris is a hugely experienced gardener, author and presenter of BBC Radio Cornwall’s gardening programme.

Longcross Victorian Gardens, Port Isaac

The Long Cross Victorian Gardens are the only public gardens on the North Cornish coast. The gardens remain in the original Victorian garden layout and they retain their original splendour.  The gardens were constructed primarily to overcome the difficulties of the local climate making them beautiful to see year round. You can take your favourite plants home as they are available to buy at the gardens.

Pinetum Park and Pine Lodge Gardens, St Austell 

The 30-acre estate comprises of several gardens within the one, forming the back-drop to a stunning range of over 6000 types of plants. Pine Lodge gardens are open all year and the development of this are was to provide an illustration of species that look their very best in the winter. It is Cornwall’s biggest dedicated winter garden. Pine Lodge gardens has been designed like a rose, with the paths spiralling away from the centre. All the plants have either winter flowers, beautiful bark, colourful foliage or heavily scented leaves that are stunning to see in November.

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