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.
With the G7 leaders coming to Cornwall in June 2021, we have been researching links between Cornwall and the countries represented.
Here's a few more interesting stories..
The Chynoweth League
While the Chynoweth name will be most familiar in Cornwall as the name of a family within the Poldark series, the Cornish surname – literally meaning ‘new house’ – has also given rise to a family powerhouse within the hockey world.
This Christmas why not give your loved ones a memory of Cornwall in the form of a gift? You may not have been able to visit this year, but there are plenty of ways to source a gift from our Visit Cornwall partners below. They can offer everything from a bottle of cider, a yoga retreat or a trip on a steam train through the Cornish countryside, the choice is yours...