Self-drive Visit to Porthpean House, St Austell and Creed, Grampound

The camellia collection at Porthpean House is truly unique. Many varieties are hybrids imported from America, France and Italy years ago, which thrive in this coastal garden, just yards from the sea.

A long-established garden, the series of paths on different levels and lawns are flanked with massive camellias, rhododendrons and azaleas. A hillside of primroses, violets and cherry trees is a special feature, and a great source of food for early pollinators. The extensive, sloping walled garden,where vegetables are grown and the greenhouses, which are used for propagation, are of great interest too.

Creed House is a Georgian rectory with five acres of landscaped gardens in a tranquil rural setting, which have been revitalised over the last 40 years by the Croggan family.

Wander down through the tree collection and glorious rhododendrons. A sunken alpine and herbaceous garden with a stream, ponds and a bog garden offer stunning contrast. In spring, the woodland daffodils and snowdrops are a joy to behold.

The booking form will be published in the Members’ area of this website and be available in hard copy upon request from the organiser from early February 2023.

Date: 20 April 2023Time: @ 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM Europe/LondonOrganiser: by Elizabeth Harris – Garden Visits OrganiserOrganiser Email: gardenvisits1@cornwallgardensociety.org.ukCategory: | CGS Event

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