Visitors who have travelled the coast of Southern France and Northern Italy will instantly recognise Lamorran Gardens which is perched on a south facing hillside overlooking the sea and has been laid out to maximise the Mediterranean setting. There are stunning sea views whichever way one looks.
Yes, there are many rhododendrons, evergreen azaleas and camellias but Lamorran is unlike any other Cornish Garden on the mainland playing host to no less than 35 different types of palms trees with over 200 specimens within the garden. Likewise the number of species of Dicksonia and Cyathea tree ferns run into dozens and there are many examples to be found, the most spectacular of which is the black stemmed New Zealand Cyathea Medularis.
Being mostly on a south facing hillside facing the sea, advantage has been taken to landscape the many changes of level to be found. There are ponds with water falls , streams, bridges and temples to encapsulate the Mediterranean influence which pervades the garden.
The climate is benign although great care has been taken to filter winds throughout the garden. Frosts are virtually unknown and plants grow 12 months of the year. Accordingly there are always many plants and species in flower at any time of the year and Lamorran extends its flowering season through the summer and into the autumn with an array of subtropical plants.
The great majority of the plants are evergreen to take advantage of the sheltered position with the sea as an ever present backdrop.
This is a private garden open to the public 2 days per week albeit it is a member of the Great Gardens of Cornwall Group which includes all the major gardens of Cornwall.
Come and enjoy a Cornish Cream Tea or delicious homemade cakes from the house terrace.
Lamorran House Gardens, St Mawes Cornwall TR2 5BZ