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The Gardens of Cornwall are a legend unto themselves. Within Penzance you will find Morrab Sub-Tropical Gardens which boast Phoenix palms, the South African Euryops and Osteospernums (star of the Veldt) which open daily with the sun and Echiums with tall blue spikes of flower about 10-12 feet high which can be seen in May/June.

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A Tree fern from New Zealand growing in Cornwall

TRENGWAINTON GARDENS. Seeds from Assam and Burma helped to provide the Rhododendron collection at Trengwainton near Madron. From China and Australia, North America, New Zealand, the Himalayas and Japan, have come the glories of this National Trust Garden. The Magnolias are a picture in early Spring. The walled garden, the woods and flowers, the stream garden with it's tender, exotic plants and shrubs all make this a gem. An easy bus ride or even a walk from Penzance. OPEN: 1 March to 1 November, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat and Bank Holiday Mons 10.30 to 5.30 (5 in March and October).
In Spring and early Summer even the wildflowers growing in the hedgerows and on the cliffs are a sight to behold. Wild Daffodils, Primroses, wild Garlic, Bluebells are a common sight, whilst on the stretch of cliff path between Mousehole and Lamorna there are Arum Lillies growing wild. Round Lamorna cove the Bluebell woods are a stunning sight.

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Bluebell woods at Loy Valley near Lamorna

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