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Antony

Torpoint, Cornwall

The house was built in 1719 with Humphry Repton commissioned to redesign the landscape in 1792. The formal gardens to the north of the house were built c1900 for Sir Reginald Pole-Carew….

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Sculpture and white flowers in Barbara Hepworth's garden and studio in St Ives in Cornwall

Barbara Hepworth

St Ives, Cornwall

Little has changed since the day Barbara Hepworth died in 1975; her studio is crammed with half-finished sculptures while the garden is filled with bronzes, mostly in the positions Hepworth placed them.

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Caerhays Castle

St. Austell, Cornwall

The present castle was designed by John Nash and built between 1807 and 1810 for John Bettesworth-Trevanion. Forced to sell Caerhays because of rising debts, Bettesworth-Trevanion sold the estate to Michael Williams in 1854.

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Flower beds flanking the central path to the facade of Cotehele house and garden in Cornwall

Cotehele

Saltash, Cornwall

The bones of the fifteenth century garden laid out by Sir Richard and Piers Edgcumbe can still be made out today.

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The Biomes emerging from the landscape at Eden Project in Cornwall

Eden Project

St. Austell, Cornwall

Five kilometres from St Austell is the Eden Project, the brain child of Tim Smit. There are two linked Biomes deep in the Bodelva Pit, the temperate house and tropical Biome.

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Flowers in front of the facade of Enys house and garden in Cornwall

Enys

Penryn, Cornwall

The Tudor House is surrounded by a garden which was originally laid out at the end of the seventeenth century and updated in eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

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Overlooking the Maze at Glendurgan gardens in Cornwall

Glendurgan

Falmouth, Cornwall

The Quaker Fox family bought several gardens near the town of Falmouth in the nineteenth century. Alfred Fox bought Glendurgan in 1820s and established walks down the valley to the hamlet of Durgan and built the ponds and planted the cherry and pear orchards.

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Formal Gardens with central stone object at Godolphin gardens in Cornwall

Godolphin

Helston, Cornwall

By 1535 Godolphin House had been built although little is known about the garden until 1690 when a letter describing the house and garden was sent to John Evelyn.

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Shrubs and trees around a water feature in the Japanese Garden in Cornwall

Japanese Garden

Newquay, Cornwall

A place of serenity and peace, the garden was begun in 1991 by Robert and Stella Hore. It is filled with azaleas, acers, grasses and bamboos and has a Zen Garden and Teahouse.

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Brightly coloured bedding plants in the formal garden at Lanhydrock in Cornwall

Lanhydrock

Bodmin, Cornwall

The first surviving survey of the land at Lanhydrock was carried out in 1695 and shows a series of compartments to the east, north and north-west of the house. Further money was spent on the garden in eighteenth century and again at the end of the nineteenth century.

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The Kitchen Garden with greenhouse at the Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall

Lost Gardens of Heligan

St. Austell, Cornwall

A chance discovery in 1990s led to the restoration of the Victorian gardens and surrounding pleasure grounds and sub-tropical jungle valley garden. Originally created in seventeenth century, the gardens fell into disrepair during the two World Wars.

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Red and white flowers in front of the Orangery at Mount Edgcumbe in Cornwall

Mount Edgcumbe

Torpoint, Cornwall

Mount Edgcumbe was built in 1547 but was largely destroyed by bombs during the Second World War. The garden nearest the house includes the Earl’s Garden, summerhouses, Shell Seat and knot garden and is only accessible by ticket, while the lower garden is free and very different.

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The facade of Pencarrow in Cornwall from the garden

Pencarrow

Bodmin, Cornwall

Home to the Molesworth St Aubyn family, Pencarrow House was built in 1760s. The gardens were created in nineteenth century and include specimen trees, shrubs and conifers….

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Blue hydrangeas in the gardens of Penjerrick in Cornwall

Penjerrick

Falmouth, Cornwall

The garden was developed in the early nineteenth century by Robert Were Fox and his children.

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The Gardens at Trebah in Cornwall

Trebah

Falmouth, Cornwall

Charles Fox, another member of the Fox Quaker family, created Trebah between 1828 and 1878. Fox filled the garden with camellias, rhododendrons, hydrangeas, Chusan palms, gunnera and bamboo.

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Acers and Hydrangeas in the gardens at Trelissick in Cornwall

Trellisick

Truro, Cornwall

A plantsman’s garden, the mid-eighteenth century park was developed by Ida and Ronald Copeland in the twentieth century….

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The Walled Garden at Trengwainton in Cornwall

Trengwainton

Penzance, Cornwall

A plant spotter’s garden, Trengwainton is noted for its collection of exotic trees and shrubs. The splendid walled garden is divided into different enclosures….

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