by Alexander Burton inCornish Gardens

Spring arrives in Cornwall

Great Gardens of Cornwall
Spring blooms earlier in Cornwall, but did you know the very special way we can be certain that it is here? The secret lies with the six great gardens of Cornwall and one very special type of plant...

Spring tends to appear in Cornwall much earlier than the rest of the UK. Perhaps due to the milder climate (thank you gulf stream). Or perhaps the sheer optimistic mindset of the sunshine-loving population. At Cornish Holiday Cottages we spend all winter peering into hedgerows. Searching for the tiny daffodils, snowdrops, and other little tell-tale plants that hint at warmer days ahead. 

Within the famous Cornish gardens and the first day of Spring is creatively announced in the South West by The Great Gardens of Cornwall. When each of the magnificent Magnolia Campbelli trees in the six gardens has 50 blooms each and the ‘bloomometer’ filled – Spring is here!

Trebah Gardens in Mawnan Smith, Tregothnan, Trewidden, Trewithen, Caerhays Castle Gardens and The Lost Gardens of Heligan each have a special Magnolia. The first day of Spring somewhat romantically falls close to St Valentine’s Day. This year the ‘bloomometer’ declared Spring in Cornwall on 26th February.

Although we’ve not been able to share these early signs of Spring with visitors this year, we’re looking forward to welcoming guests again to our holiday cottages and apartments in the Falmouth and Helford River area once again from the 12th April…. See you soon?

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