Spring comes early to Cornwall!

Snowdrops and Croci and whiskers on kittens,

           Camellias, Anemones and warm woollen mittens …

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 February, 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: Cornwall: an idyllic spring garden holiday

pencarrow-housePencarrow House & Garden

Snowdrop Sundays for 2020 will be on the 9th February and the 16th February 2020. Proceeds are donated to charity, one chosen charity for each day. Entry is by donation and will be taken on the drive. Peacock Cafe will be open all day for light lunches and refreshments. Apart from Snowdrop Sundays, Pencarrow garden opens 1st March and the House & Cafe 29th March 2020.
(15 min from Ruthern Valley)


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. The gardens are open from 15 Feb 2020 and the house from 1st March 2020.
(15 min from Ruthern Valley)

Royal Cornwall Showground – Spring Flower Show 4-5 April 2020

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. It’s known as one of the most friendly and inclusive shows.
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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 17th February 2020 to 14th June.
(40 min from Ruthern Valley)

Mount Edgcumbe – Camillia Walk, 18th April 2020

18th April 2020, 10 am – 12 noon; Cost: £5.00 pp
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. Begins at Mount Edgcumbe Country Park.
The House opens for the season 1st April 2020.
(1 hr from Ruthern Valley)

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