Spring comes early to Cornwall!
Yes, spring comes to Cornwall earlier than almost anywhere in Britain, so plan to be in Cornwall for the early Cornish spring! Well before the bluebells arrive in Cornwall’s sheltered valleys as early as March and April, the rhododendrons, camellias and magnolias are in flower. Spring in Cornwall is often a joyous contrast of chilly weather, enticing sunshine and riotous colour. Ruthern Valley’s lodges and glamping pods will offer you a cosy break.
The Telegraph newspaper, March 2015. Cornwall: an idyllic spring garden holiday
Pencarrow House & Garden (15 min from Ruthern Valley)
Snowdrop Sundays for 2017 will be on the 12th February and the 19th February. The chosen charity for the 12th will be in aid of Perennial, a gardening charity and for the 19th February the charity will be in aid of the RDA (Riding for the Disabled). Entry is by donation and will be taken on the drive. Peacock Cafe open 10.00am – 4.00pm
Lanhydrock (15 min from Ruthern Valley)
Cornwall Tourism Award GOLD winner 2016. Lanhydrock puts on one of the county’s most colourful spring shows, with over 120 species of cream and white magnolias featuring amongst a flurry of wild blooms that carpet the woodland.
Boconnoc 1-2 April 2017 (30 min from Ruthern Valley)
The Cornwall Garden Society Spring Flower Show. At the heart of the show will be the exuberant display of the competitive classes, with the camellias, daffodils, rhododendrons and ornamental shrubs and trees guaranteeing a brilliantly colourful spectacle of the highest quality.
Caerhays (40 min from Ruthern Valley)
Home to a National Magnolia Collection, the gardens at Caerhays Castle are a spring-time wonderland. The 120 acre woodland gardens are spectacular and are normally open from February to the beginning of June.
Mount Edgcumbe – Camillia Walk, 5th April (1 hr from Ruthern Valley)
5th April 2017, 10 am – 12 noon; Cost: £5.00pp
Suitable for the whole family. This is an opportunity to join the Curator of the National Camellia Collection on a conducted tour of the collection that currently numbers approximately 1,000 cultivars. Meeting at Dry Walk Car Park. Suitable walking shoes and clothing is a must on this outdoor adventure.
Mount Edgcumbe Country Park