Gardens: Chygurno Cornwall (2/3)

Event Details

This is the second of three Cornish garden events this weekend  - in the morning we visit gay author Patrick Gale's garden which is nearby. On the Friday, we will have greeted GOC member David Stockwell as he reaches the end of his epic walk from  John O'Groats.  On the following day we will be visiting The Lost Gardesn of Heligan.

This private garden is open for the National Garden Scheme on 20 July.

Chygurno gardens is dramatically carved into a cliff edge, boasting spectacular views alongside vibrant exotic plant species.

Chygurno looks over the beautiful Lamorna Cove on the coastline four miles to the south of Penzance. It’s a treat for the eyes as well as the nose, with the sea air intertwined with the gorgeous odours of the exotic plants. The waterside garden is built in tiers of steep steps and terraces down the cliff until it meets a secluded woodland, where there’s a decked vantage point at the treeline, creating a unique Cornish coastline vista.

It only covers three acres but it’s three acres of beauty with its banana plants, silver tree ferns, aeoniums and agaves, with much more besides.

Prepare for a bit of a challenge navigating the steep terrain but for the hardy walkers among us, a journey down to the cove and then a walk around the area from there is highly recommended. If you want a little piece of exotic paradise perched on a cliff edge, Chygurno is the sort of hidden Cornish hotspot you need to leave a couple of hours to explore.

Admission £5 which goes to the National Garden Scheme.

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