Field Trip to Penjerrick Gardens

April 23, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Europe/London Timezone
Penjerrick Garden
Penjerrick House, Budock Water, Falmouth TR11 5ED

Optional pub lunch followed by visit to Penjerrick Garden. Please wear sensible footwear as the garden is quite wild. This event is weather dependent.

The pub lunch will be at The New Inn at Mabe Burnthouse which will need to be booked in advance.

Penjerrick Garden, often referred to as “Cornwall’s true jungle garden”, lies between Budock Water and Mawnan Smith, near Falmouth, United Kingdom.

This peaceful 15-acre (61,000 m2), sub-tropical, spring-flowering garden has views of the sea and a considerable historical and botanical interest. Penjerrick Garden was created 200 years ago by Robert Were Fox F.R.S. and his children, Anna Maria, Barclay and Caroline (R. W. Fox’s brother, Charles was responsible for the Garden at Trebah and his brother, Alfred, for the garden at Glendurgan).

They planted the upper garden with specimens collected abroad including rhododendrons, camellias, magnolias, azaleas, tree ferns and bamboos. The garden is also the home of the Penjerrick and Barclayi hybrid rhododendrons. There is also a brain coral thought to have been introduced to Penjerrick by Captain FitzRoy of the Beagle, which was Charles Darwin’s expedition ship.

The lower part of Penjerrick is a dense valley garden reached by a wooden bridge. In this wild, jungle-like setting are four ponds and countless tree ferns that date back almost to the original planting of the garden. The tranquil garden (now owned by Rachel Morin) is at its best in April and May.

Information from Wikipedia

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