CORNWALL GARDEN MARKS WWI WITH POPPY DISPLAY

PUBLISHED: 11:05 15 July 2014 | UPDATED: 13:16 30 August 2017

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Cornwall's Hidden Valley garden marks the centenary of World War I with a special poppy display

An award-winning garden in Cornwall is marking the outbreak of World War I with a stunning flower display.

Hidden Valley Gardens has three seven metre circles used for planting wild flowers. This year the three circles are dedicated to all those who fought in the Great War, one circle represents the British/French/Allied Forces, another the German Forces, and the centre, the 'No Mans Land' where extra poppies have been sown.

Hidden Valley is a three-acre award-winning cottage style garden and specialist plant nursery nestled in a secluded hidden valley near Par in Cornwall. There are 26 identified beds and borders that are full of colour from early season to late autumn.

It is a wonderfully peaceful place to sit and dream amongst the borders/beds set with herbaceous perennials, shrubs and grasses, and collections of Crocosmia, Agapanthus and Dahlias. There is a pond area with wildlife and bog planting, and a shady Fernery, also Japanese and Mediterranean areas and Iris Bed.

You can make your own refreshments in the Tea Hut and sample the homemade cakes, also buy plants at the plant nursery. Dogs on leads welcome. Hidden Valley is open 20 March to 15 October (except Tues and Weds) from 10 to 6. Entry is just £4 with free entry (and the Garden Quiz) for children and free access to the plant nursery/tea hut.

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