Sub-tropical gardens, with flowers, plants and shrubs from thousands of miles away, prosper and flourish here in the mild year round climate of West Cornwall and are made wonderful by generations of care and skill.
st ives and Carbis Bay have a record of winning prestigious awards for their floral decorations and have been regular winners in the 'Britain in Bloom' competition as well as the European Entente Florale.
The oasis of public gardens where visitors can stop and rest and find haven away from the traffic and the crowds are a delight.
The town is bedecked with hanging baskets and containers, even wheelbarrows and small boats brimming with blooms.
Trewyn Gardens, with its annual bedding plants and shrubs is a lovely example in the very heart of st ives.
st ives Gardens:
Trewyn Gardens, St Ives
Shrub and flower garden in the centre of st ives.
Memorial Gardens, st ives
War memorial and gardens with shrubs and summer bedding.
Malakoff, st ives
Raised beds and a boat filled with flowers.
Tregenna Castle Hotel
Woods and sub-tropical shrubs with waterfall and stream.
Chy-an-Gweal, Carbis Bay
Trees, shrubs and flowerbeds with super views to Godrevy and the north coast.
Outside Of st ives
The Eden Project, Bodelva, St. Austell Tel: 01726 811911
Giant bi-omes nurturing plants from the world's rain forests and Mediterranean regions.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan, St. Austell Tel: 01726 845100
Trebah, Mawnan Smith Tel: 01326 250448
Trelissick Gardens, Feock, Truro Tel: 01872 862090
Tresco Abbey Gardens, Isles of Scilly Tel: 01720 422849
For more advice please call the St Ives Visitor & Information Centre
TEL: 01736 796297