Thanks to a mild climate, plants and flowers thrive in Cornwall, so much so that gardens have become quite a speciality. From neatly manicured lawns to wild jungles, the small and unusual to the large and famous, Cornwall’s gardens have something to interest the youngest of adventurers to the keenest of horticulturists. Melody Farm Shepherds Huts has a number of gardens not far from it doorstep. Here are a few of our favourites.
Just a short drive away, on an unspoilt stretch of the River Fal, sits Trelissick. Trelissick is the nearest garden to Melody Farm Shepherds Huts and enjoys an elevated position with beautiful glimpes of the estuary from the woodland walk.
This sub-tropical ravine garden tumbles down to it’s own private beach on the Helford River and displays an amazing variety of exotic species, born from plant hunting expeditions. This is a garden where fun and adventure are welcomed with open arms!
Next to Trebah Garden, on the banks of the Helford River, this National Trust garden successfully mixes history and tradition with beautiful modern facilities. Get lost in the magical web of the cherry laurel maze, squeal with joy as you get airborne on the ropes of the Giant’s Stride, explore the old School House or simply relax on the beach.
The world wide famous biomes of the Eden Project are a 30 minute drive or short train journey from Melody Farm Shepherds Huts. This is where plants, education and human life come together in spectacular fashion to shed light on the magnificence of the natural world – quite unbelievable considering its former life as a china clay pit.