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Trevarno Country Estate Garden

Sunday 22nd- Mother's Day Lunch - MENU - Lamb Chops with apricot & bubbling cheese crumb topping OR Fish Pie with local white fish & roasted salmon in a wine & herb sauce and flaky filo topping OR Vegetable STEW with beans & Horseradish dumplings served with Trevarno garden vegetables. Desserts - Creme de menthe crispy mint meringues & Cornish double cream topped with hot dark chocolate sauce OR Saffron & orange bread & butter pudding & chefs creamy Vanilla sauce. Fresh Organic Coffee with Organic Fudge. £13.75. Includes a Trevarno skincare gift & free entry for Mums.

Booking advisable on 01326 555974

a thousand shades of green, precious wildlife, ancient civilisations and amazingly wide skies

In 2002 the Cornish Chough bred once again on the Lizard, when three birds returned naturally to the area. This rare member of the crow family is the Cornish national bird and had been absent for Cornwall for over 30 years.

The rocks beneath you here tell of a great cataclysm, when great forces built mountains here 350-270 million years ago, when the collision of Gondwanaland with North America made giant folds in the crust. In the south of the peninsula this brought twisted fractured rocks from deep beneath the earth’s surface.

But you don’t need to be an expert to enjoy the cliffs in springtime when the colours of pink thrift, yellow vetch and the blue spring squill carpet the ground. Or later in the summer, when heathland species of every conceivable shade of pink and purple contrast vividly with the yellow of blossoming gorse.

Sympathetic habitat management has provided the ideal conditions for many of the Lizard’s rare plants – and by happy coincidence – for Choughs too! Look out for their red beaks and distinctive call.

Feel the weight of a pebble of the reddish "snakeskin" serpentine at Kennack Sands to get a feeling of how unusual these rocks are, as heavy rocks rarely reach the surface. See these and other serpentines in the Lizard Village where craftsmen polish this rock into handsome ornaments. The mild oceanic climate, unusual geology and patterns of different land use created the distinctive landscape of the Lizard Peninsula. Maritime cliffs, coastal grasslands and heathland support a unique collection of plants, insects and animals. Over 250 species of national or international importance can be found amongst the heath, rocks and grasslands of the Lizard and provide a mecca for botanists and wildlife lovers from all over the world.

Cornish Heath is the predominant species here, it grows only on the Lizard in Britain and can best be seen at Goonhilly, Kynance and Predannack. But it doesn’t look after itself, to conserve this unique habitat, animals need to graze back the coarser species of grass and gorse to allow the finer plants to thrive, or occasional managed winter heathland burns help orchids appear in following years. Farmers and conservation organisations like the National Trust, Cornwall Wildlife Trust and Natural England use traditional breeds of sheep, cattle and ponies to graze the cliffs keeping encroaching scrub at bay.

gardens - highlights

Bonython

Situated on the B3088 this garden is very informal offering colour and interest throughout the year...
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Bosahan

Family friendly garden close to the Helford River, open week days only March - June...
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Carwinion Nursery

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Cross Common Nursery

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Fir tree Nursery

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Flambards Victorian Village

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Glendurgan (National Trust)

Valley garden with views over the Helford River, this sheltered warm setting is ideal for its exotic plants...
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Godolphin House

At the heart of an historic estate, owned by the National Trust since 2000, lies one of Cornwall’s most beautiful and romantic old houses....
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Gweek Nursery

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Hill Nursery

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Myrtle Nursery

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Roskillys

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Trebah

Sub-tropical gardens situated by the Helford River, a relaxed informal garden with seeds seeds and plants from around the world....
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Trelowarren Estate Ltd

Beautiful 1000 acre Country Estate, open from 1st April to 30th September....
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Trevarno Estate & Gardens

Trevarno-Beautiful, unforgettable, relaxing. A perfect day out for all the family....
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Trevena Cross

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Withy Garden Centres

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Kerrier District Council