Traditionally magnolias signal the start of spring, and this week they’ve arrived in Cornwall. The Great Gardens of Cornwall have announced the beginning of spring as the six champion Magnolia campbellii trees have each flowered with over 50 blooms. These are spread between Caerhays Castle Gardens, Trebah Garden, Tregothnan, Trewidden, Trewithen and The Lost Gardens of Heligan.
To mark the beginning of Spring, representatives from The Great Gardens presented a bouquet of magnolias at Downing Street. This is the fifth year spring has been declared in such a way for Cornwall, and the first time that a bouquet has been presented mark the occasion.
Cornwall's Spring Story - the moment Cornish Magnolias flower, spring has arrived in England - was founded by The Nare Hotel in partnership with the Great Gardens of Cornwall.FIND OUT MORE