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An almost vertical garden with panoramic views from the Fowey estuary to the open sea, owner Jean Hill’s perfect day consists of a swim, gardening then a bit of sailing.Headland Garden
Toby and Jean talked about Hebe, Cistus (rock rose), Jasione laevis (Sheep’s bit scabious) and palms.
3 Battery lane
Polruan by Fowey
Open every Thursday 2pm - 6pm between 29 April - September 2010
Lamorran is haven for exotic plants, protected by a shelterbelt of Pinus nigra (European black pine) it has a micro-climate all of its own where plants like Acacia dealbata (mimosa) grow to their full potential.Lamorran House
Upper Castle Rd
Open every Wednesday & Friday 10am – 5pm between April - September 2010
Developed in the 1930s, the cliff gardens that surround the theatre at Minack are some of the “finest naturalistic rock gardens” in the country, with wonderful examples of Lampranthus, Aeonium, Agave and Leucadendron.Minack Theatre Garden
The Minack Theatre
Open every day from 10am - 5.30pm apart from Weds and Fri when they close at 12pm
A grand 10-acre Victorian garden filled with tree ferns and other exotics. Trengwainton also boasts a fascinating walled garden with 19th century features designed to combat climate change.Trengwainton Gardens
Open Sunday to Thus 10.30am – 5pm until 31 October 2010
Tucked into a sheltered corner of Grange-over-Sands, Yewbarrow looks more like a sun-drench Italian estate than a part of our very own Cumbrian coast. With Cupressus (cypress) adding height and structure and Dahlia imperialis (Tree dahlia) injecting bolts of colour you’re forgiven for thinking you were on the Med’ instead of Morecambe Bay.Yewbarrow House
Open days for 2010 are 4 July, 1 August and 5 September.
Organised groups are welcome on other days, by arrangement.
Gouged out of the surrounding slate cliffs this garden was built as a love token in the 1930s following Thomas Mawson’s mountain garden style. The current owner, Sheila Downie, is keeping the style and spirit of the garden alive.An Cala
Isle of Seil
Open every day between 1st April - 31st October 2010, 10am to 6pm
Waterfalls and streams run throughout this garden in Northwest Scotland which is sheltered from the harshest winds. Clipped plants like Ulex europaeus (Gorse) hunker down and create a soft structure for plants such as Armeria (Sea thrift) to flower between.Gruinard
Gruinard is not generally open to the public except for Gardens of Scotland charity days and by appointment.
Situated on one of the most windswept coastlines in the world this garden is also closer to the Arctic Circle than St Petersburg, the cool maritime climate is perfect for plants such as Meconopsis grandis (Himalayan blue poppy).Inverewe Garden
Open 30 May - 28 August, 10am – 6pm daily; 29 August - 2 October,10am – 5pm daily; 3 October - 31 October, 10am – 4pm daily; 1 November - 31 March 10am – 3pm daily.
Greyhope Road Allotments
Following the trail of self-seeded Myrrhis odorata (Sweet Cicely)
Toby came across one of the most extreme allotments in the UK. Greyhope Road overlooks a very busy industrial harbour, is backed by a golf course and exposed to some incredibly rough weather, but it doesn’t faze the gardeners, they love the view and grow everything from sweet peas to strawberries.
This huge expanse of shingle is home to a delicate ecosystem and many residents who hunker down in the now iconic wooden shacks. Arguably the most famous resident was Derek Jarman who created, like current resident Paddy Hamilton, a garden which can survive the bleakest of weather.Dungeness Nature Reserve
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- Gill Tierney