What's in the garden

This oasis garden, featuring ornamental water pools edged with Bodmin Moor granite, is filled with some of Cornwall’s most popular plants.

Species include fan palms (Trachycarpus), golden and black bamboo (Phyllostachys aurea and nigra), wedding cake tree (Cornus controversa ‘Variegata’), Chinese dogwood (Cornus kousa var. chinensis), rhododendron (fragrantissimum and yakushianum 'Grumpy') and hummingbird fuscia (Fuchsia magellanica).

There are also some more unusual plants including the striking Himalayan blue poppy (Meconopsis betonicifolia).

How it was made

The Sense of Memory Garden is designed by award-winning landscape architect Thomas Hoblyn, who first created the garden at the 2011 Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show. Tom’s design was inspired by his childhood memories of exploration along the Cornish coast, Bodmin Moor and the traditional gardens of Trebah and Trewithen.

It is one of the few times a show garden has been re-sited in its entirety and brought back to the place of its original inspiration.

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