Central - Trip 3
Creed House was built around 1730, originally as a Rectory. The house sits in five acres of beautiful gardens, a stone’s throw away from Creed church and the peaceful Golden Valley. It is not open to the public – apart from being a bed and breakfast establishment. The gardens occupy 5 acres and have been under development for the past 40 years or so. The owners still say that they are a work in progress even though it boasts a very varied collection of plants and trees from all over the world.
We move on to Lamorran Gardens overlooking St Mawes and the Carrick Roads. This is a terraced Italianate gardens spreading over several levels and filled with exotic and sub-tropical flora. Due to the nature of the terrain on which the gardens are sited it is recommended that suitable footwear is worn by visitors and may be a little too difficult for those with mobility issues.
Following a lunch at a local hostelry we will make our way to Bosvigo Gardens on the outskirts of Truro. These gardens are the work of a local artist and are effectively 3 separate gardens and a woodland walk. The house – unfortunately not open to the public – has been used as a filming location for a German production of a Rosamund Pilcher (Cornish novelist!) drama series.
Finally we will end up at Enys House and Gardens. The estate has been in the Enys family since the 13th century. Within the 30 acre gardens lie the open meadow known as Parc Lye, where the spring show of bluebells is breath taking; the ponds, where the waterwheel can be found; the flower garden, which is gradually being restored to its former glory; a New Zealand garden, which reflects J.D. Enys’s plant hunting interests, and many woodland areas, which show different types of planting including many remarkable trees. The house is not open to the public except during special events.