A rainbow of autumn colours. Where else in the world…Gardens
From September to November, the summer colours of Cornwall's
exotic and tropical plants and flowers make way for rich golds,
reds, oranges, yellows, bronzes, with flashes of turquoise
and purples as the ever changing landscape of the Gardens
of Cornwall moves to autumn. The mild, coastal micro climate
of Cornwall ensures many of the gardens continue to flourish
into November. For full details of autumn opening times, visit
Pine Lodge comes alive with oranges and reds in September,
thanks to the Tropoleum tuberosa, Coriaria termanalis var
xanthocarpa, Cornus capitata, Cornus kousa, Colutea media,
Canna Red Leaf Hybrid and Crocosmia paniculata. November sees
shades of red and green interrupted by the turquoise fruits
of the Clerodendron trichotomum and the blue flowers of the
In Trewidden, colour is subtle throughout September with
dark red climbing Fuchsias, Hydrangeas in many hues of blue,
pink and white and rich reds and oranges from Crocosmias.
Definitely worth a visit before the garden shuts on 1st October.
The spectacular reds, oranges and yellows produced by the
Acers are at their best from September to November in Trengwainton
and the red Cercidiphyllum japonicum is not to be missed during
October and November. This flower gives off an amazing scent,
reminiscent of burnt sugar or toffee.
Ken-Caro's four acre garden boasts Asters (Michaelmas
Daisies) in pinks and mauves complimented by the strong red
of the Schizostylis coccinea Major.
In September in Tregothnan Botanic Garden, the rare, creamy
coloured flowers of Camellia sinensis (tea) flourish.
Throughout autumn, Trebah is a riot of colour. The Leonotis
leonurus, the aptly named 'Lion's Ear',
produces sandy-orange, lion ear-like flowers, while the bright
orange and yellow tubular Foxglove-like flowers of the Isoplexis
canariensis, a native to the Canary Islands and Madeira, bring
a Mediterranean feel to Trebah even in the cooler months.
Alongside all the flowers and plants to see, many of the
gardens will be harvesting fruits and vegetables. At The Lost
Gardens of Heligan, pumpkins, parsnips, squashes, onions,
peppers, pineapples, apples, grapes and figs will be amongst
the collection of fruits and vegetables harvested and displayed
as part of the Heligan Harvest Display, from 21st October
until 29th October.
For further information and to request a copy of the 2006
Cornwall Gardens Guide, go to www.gardensofcornwall.com
or call 01872 322800.
For further information please contact: Jane Adkins, Chrissie
Williams or Laura Griffiths at ADPR Ltd on 01935 826451 or
The Objective One Programme for Cornwall and the Isles
of Scilly has invested in the Cornwall Gardens Development
Project through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
Cornwall Enterprise's Gardens Project is a three year, high
profile, £1.4 million marketing campaign, hosted by
Cornwall Enterprise and funded through the Objective One Programme.
Cornwall Enterprise is the economic development service for
Cornwall County Council and its mission is to achieve sustainable
prosperity for Cornwall.
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