In light of his failing health, a Buddhist monk grew fearful that his garden of rare camellias would have no one to look after them once he passed away; believed to have as many as 100 to 300 species, the Japanese flowers are commonly known for their spirals of dainty pink petals, not dissimilar to delicate pinecones that flutter in the breeze.
Narrow streets and steep valley sides lead you down to the centre of the old Mevagissey, where the distinctive twin harbour provides a safe haven for the fishing boats that land their daily catch of skate, lobster, plaice and sole. Mevagissey was built on fish, in the 1800s and early 1900s it prospered on the back of the abundant source of pilchards (sardines) caught in local waters.
Most attractions in Cornwall are now open, in one form or another.... We will not be adding anymore attractions to this list and would ask you to visit our See & Do pages HERE. Most places will expect you to book beforehand, and as we advise, Think-Plan-Book-Enjoy.
Most Art Galleries throughout Cornwall have reopened, including the Tate St Ives. As we head into autumn, these provide a great wet weather attraction with a wide variety of styles to be seen around the county.
I am sure you are aware that Cornwall has some great gardens, from the world famous Eden Project to the glorious spring gardens like Trebah and Heligan. But there are also plenty of smaller gardens that often get overlooked as we head, understandably, to the big names.
So here’s a walk through the lawns and raised beds of some of the lesser known jewels in Cornwall’s horticultural glories.