National Gardening Week

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Next week sees the nation celebrate all things green for National Gardening Week. Garden gates are thrown open all across the country with events, talks and tours being held at various locations to encourage people into the great outdoors. For more information about national Gardening Week and find an event near you please visit (website).

To celebrate National Gardening Week and all things bright and beautiful in Cornwall and Devon we have a selection of the best gardens to visit across the counties. There is an enormous array of flora and fauna to explore and enjoy whatever ages and budget, and the great outdoors are a fantastic way of lifting the mood, getting some exercise and fresh air in the lungs! Why not make a week of it and visit a number of them whilst staying in a Forgotten Houses Holiday Home?

 

Here are our top 10 places to visit this week..

  1. Trevenna Cross Nurseries, Helston
  2. Victoria Gardens, Truro
  3. Carhays Estate Gardens, St Austell
  4. Trenmere Sculpture Gardens, Penzance
  5. Bosvathick, Constantine
  6. Powderham Castle Gardens
  7. Pecorama,Beer
  8. Elizabeth Gardens, Plymouth
  9. RHS Rosemoor Gardens (for more RHS gardens click here)
  10. Marwood Hill Gardens, Barnstable

 

 

For more Gardens in Cornwall visit https://www.visitcornwall.com/things-to-do/gardens and Devon visit http://www.visitdevon.co.uk/officialdevonguide/gardens-in-devon/

If visiting a garden isn’t an option why not get out into your own garden and celebrate the week, here is a few suggestions how:

 

A Spring Clean

Weed, prune and pick up those leaves! Prepping a garden for spring and summer ensures the healthiest plants and best possible growth and now is the time to start. Why not start a composter with all the pickings?

 

A beasts and bugs hunt

Don the wellies and get the kids outdoors for a bug hunt – there are many printable resources online to help identify the beasts and bugs you find along the way but please ensure they are left in their natural habitat.

 

Create an edible bed

Why not grow a salad? Or salsa? With mild climates in the South West tomatoes, salad leaves and onions will thrive outside and the warmer brighter days are perfect for seeding.

 

Graze in your garden

Everyone loves a picnic, so why not eat in the great outdoors? Throw down a rug and have a lesiurely lunch in your garden, come rain or shine if you are brave!

 

Garden obstacle course

A firm favourite as children, a garden obstacle course race ensures fun and exercise for all the family. Use skipping ropes, hula hoops, buckets and imagination!