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Great Gardens of Cornwall #1

lamorna-gardens

We are sharing with you some of our favourite gardens, not necessarily the largest or most well known gardens in Cornwall, but gardens that we have visited and been delighted by whatever the time of year.

Lamorran Garden is situated on the Roseland Peninsula and offers not only a beautiful garden that is home to over 200 Palms of some 35 species or varieties but also a Tree Fern collection that includes not only Dicksonia varieties but also a large collection of the more tender Cyatheas.

The garden was conceived and designed as a whole, albeit that the garden was constructed in three separate stages. The intention was to create an intimate garden very much in the mould of Mediterranean gardens, with water ever-present both as a backdrop to the garden and with running water featured in the many pools and streams.

Many features are included to divide the garden into intimate compartments -i giardini segreti – which the visitor can find and explore. Hence there are areas of woodland, a water garden in Japanese style as well as temples and archways and a small bridge on which to lean to look out over the bay.

Sometimes gardens offer you a moment in time that is simply magical, they transport you to another place, how best to describe Lamorran? La dolce vita