View from Lamorran

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Lamorran is a subtropical, Italianate inspired garden on Cornwall's beautiful Roseland peninsula.

A garden of many levels, it is situated on a south facing slope, and is surrounded on three sides by the benign influence of the warming sea. St Anthony’s headland sits across the water, creating a protected inlet to St Mawes and the river beyond.

These unique conditions mean that the garden remains frost free in all but the most serious of winters; the last recorded frost being in 1987. A wide range of plants from all over the world is therefore able to be grown, resulting in something of a plantsperson’s paradise. An extensive, eclectic and unusual range of plants can be found, with particular emphasis on southern hemisphere and sub-tropical flora.

Camellia

Many features are included to divide the garden into intimate compartments which the visitor can find and explore. There are areas of woodland, a water garden in Japanese style as well as temples and archways in the steeper parts of the garden, and a small bridge on which to lean and look out over the bay exhibiting a distinctly Venetian influence.

The guiding principle behind the garden has been the desire to create tranquility and beauty in harmony with nature. If the visitor finds these qualities present, then the garden has served its purpose.

The gardens were featured in a 2010 Gardener's World special - 'Gardening on the Edge', as well as appearing in the top ten of the BBC 'Nation's Favourite Gardens' in 2002.

Structure in garden

Lamorran is a subtropical, Italianate inspired garden on Cornwall's beautiful Roseland peninsula.

A garden of many levels, it is situated on a south facing slope, and is surrounded on three sides by the benign influence of the warming sea. St Anthony’s headland sits across the water, creating a protected inlet to St Mawes and the river beyond.

These unique conditions mean that the garden remains frost free in all but the most serious of winters; the last recorded frost being in 1987. A wide range of plants from all over the world is therefore able to be grown, resulting in something of a plantsperson’s paradise. An extensive, eclectic and unusual range of plants can be found, with particular emphasis on southern hemisphere and sub-tropical flora.

Camellia
Structure in garden




Many features are included to divide the garden into intimate compartments which the visitor can find and explore. There are areas of woodland, a water garden in Japanese style as well as temples and archways in the steeper parts of the garden, and a small bridge on which to lean and look out over the bay exhibiting a distinctly Venetian influence.

The guiding principle behind the garden has been the desire to create tranquility and beauty in harmony with nature. If the visitor finds these qualities present, then the garden has served its purpose.

The gardens were featured in a 2010 Gardener's World special - 'Gardening on the Edge', as well as appearing in the top ten of the BBC 'Nation's Favourite Gardens' in 2002.