Our Gardens

Map of the garden

We have included a garden map. The numbers relate to different areas of the garden and plants of special interest are given.

The Garden

The three and a half acre garden consists of a series of 'rooms' each offering a different type of planting. Pass from the Sunken Garden with its stream and bog plants, to the circular gravel 'Frying Pan' with central 'Pudding', and on to the avenue, passing the granite stones interplanted with hostas and primulas. From the crossroads, wander across the open lawn to the boscage and the Jungle, or down to the pond via the Bog Garden. The Square Garden is glorious in early summer, with roses and clematis smothering the diamond-shaped pergola, and there are convenient seats for you to rest. Herbaceous borders are packed with colour, there is an extensive collection of shrubs and mature trees.

Sit quietly in the large summer house overlooking the pond and you may see our kingfisher, or in the small summerhouse overlooking the lawn.

The 14-acre marsh itself is largely impassable but we have created a path through a small section for you to enjoy a truly natural walk - a walk where once the tide brought Daphne du Maurier's characters up the creek to the House on the Strand. Or walk your dog along the level railway bank overlooking the marsh - you may be lucky to see one of the steam trains which come down to Cornwall in the summer.

Feeding Nature

Feeding Nature

In our rich eco-diverse environment wildlife thrives in the un-spoilt lush vegetation.

Charming Waterways

Charming Waterways

Cockle shells and sea sand can still be found in the 14 acre marsh.

Flower Gardens

Flower beds

The wide range of herbaceous borders and mixed beds provides all-season colour.

Project part financed by the EU,EAGGF and Defra