Great Gardens of Cornwall Deliver Springtime to London
- 4th Mar 2015
The spring flowers, including magnolias, which hail the start of spring in the county, were a gift from the Great Gardens of Cornwall to the capital.
Charles Williams, Chairman of the Great Gardens said: “The flowering of the Cornish Magnolias is one of the most exciting times of the year for garden lovers. The scale of these trees and the beauty of the spring blooms is a truly magnificent sight – it’s something that anyone who appreciates nature should come and see at least once in their lifetime”.
Passengers travelling on the train were treated to a beautiful spectacle of plants which were then delivered to the nearby Starlight Children’s Foundation, the UK’s leading wish granting charity for children and young people with serious and terminal illness.
To mark the start of spring, the ‘Great Gardens of Cornwall’ take their lead from nature, specifically as 50 blooms appear on seven magnificent Heritage Magnolia Cambellii. The county’s mild, temperate climate always ensures the season arrives a month earlier than the rest of the UK!
The Great Gardens of Cornwall that boast these Magnloia are Caerhays Castle, Trebah, Tregothnan, Trewidden, Trewithen, Trengwainton and the Lost Gardens of Heligan.