Gardens

The Victorian planthunters changed Cornwall’s landscape forever – and among the most iconic of their imports is the monkey puzzle tree

‘Tis the season for walking among the flora and fauna of Cornwall’s best gardens... We pick 12 Cornish gardens to visit in the Open Gardens scheme 2018

Add colour to your garden now with the top flowers of March and this season will be all the brighter

Houseplants are a hot interior trend at the moment and can completely transform a room - but they have their downsides! Gardener and broadcaster Toby Buckland delivers his expert advice

Snowdrops bring great joy in the early months of the year, signifying the warmer weather ahead. We pick 5 magical gardens in Cornwall to find these beautiful flowers

Joy is in the air - and in the garden this month, writes Cornwall Life’s horticultural expert Paul Prové

Garden expert Paul Prove takes a tour of the grounds to see plants raise their sleepy heads after the horrors of winter

Known for its world-famous nursery, Burncoose has an enviable reputation for its garden plants. LOUISE DANKS discovers how 
this favourite Cornish garden puts others in the shade

Trewithen Gardens in Probus has become the first garden to win the Rosemoor Camellia award at RHS Rosemoor, as part of their Early Camellia Competition

Take your mum on a floral tour of the world at Eden on Mother’s Day

Life begins in March when it comes to the garden, writes horticultural specialist Paul Prové, so go out and plant... but make a plan first

As Mothering Sunday quickly approaches, Scilly Flowers, based on the small island of St. Martin’s on the Isles of Scilly, is preparing for one of their busiest times of the year

Horticultural specialist Paul Prové is beginning to feel a spring in his step, in the garden and in the greenhouse

In this stunning sub-tropical climate, the Scilly Isles boasts the perfect weather for a heavenly host of flora which turns these islands into a patchwork of vibrant colours and provides work for islanders. Lesley Double joined the 2013 harvest

PhotographY: Emily Whitfield-Wicks

Cornwall Garden Society’s lectures will continue this month with talks from Britain’s ‘herb guru’, Jekka McVicar.

One of Cornwall’s most spectacular spring gardens opens for the 2014 season for four months from Monday 17th of February, giving visitors a chance to see magnolias starting to burst with life and colour as spring begins to take a hold in Cornwall.

Horticultural specialist Paul Prové joins Cornwall Life as our new gardening columnist. This month: the perils of propagation

Godolphin is easy to miss but difficult to forget, discovers Louise Danks

Last year the national honey survey reported that the honey harvest across the country was down 72 per cent on 2011, with beekeepers across the South West only scraping seven pounds per hive, compared to a yearly average of thirty pounds.

Volunteers who worked at the 2013 Cornwall Spring Flower Show at Bocconoc were thanked for their efforts at a garden party hosted by Andrew Leslie, Chair of Cornwall Garden Society.

Entering the garden at the side of the house through a low wooden door hardly prepares you for what is to come, this space is cleverly packaged up in to smaller areas, using the characterful hedges, each paddock with its own distinct personality. Creating a garden around an existing feature like the hedges; full of history and age gives the garden a relaxed, rambling feel that truly sets the tone. You’ll find no contrivances at Primrose Farm; a 3½ acre former smallholding just outside Skinners Bottom near Redruth.

In the 12 years since Tricia and Peter moved from their cold, dry garden in York to the warm and wet former small holding that is now Hidden Valley Garden they have made quite a mark on the three and a half acre spot not far from Tywardreath.

Local GP, Neil Armstrong, has created Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens near Gulval, in full view of St Michael's Mount, writes Louise Danks

Whether the style is formal or flamboyant, we love our gardens, and there's nowhere better than the RHS Chelsea Flower Show to find inspiration. Kate Fleming visited and found herself in very distinguished company. Photos by Amy Rowlinson

The English Garden magazine has dipped its muddy gardening boot into the world of professional film

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