The Gardens at Highcroft were the last piece of the jigsaw. Designed & built single handedly by Barry Richards they have been 20 years in the making and cover some 3 acres. Vast sways of colour and shape burst into life every summer offering some stunning views. The Gardens now have one of the widest ranges of species to be found in any private garden in Cornwall which include collections of Camellias, Agapanthus, Hydrangeas and Grasses.
There are always a large selection of plants cultivated from the Gardens for sale.
In fact it was the Gardens that gave new impetus to the nurseries with cut flower crops painstakingly cultivated by hand. Over the past few years weddings featuring the ‘Cottage Garden’ look have come back into fashion allowing us to fill up empty houses with crops such as Astrantia, Agapanthus, Phloxes & Astilbies to name but a few
After receiving favourable reviews in the written press and gardening magazines the gardens featured in televisions ‘Gardeners World’ program in 2009. The Gardens are open to the public under the National Garden Scheme on the first and third Sundays of August between 1.30 and 5.30 with all proceeds going to charity. Visitors are also welcome at the open gardens by appointment between late June and early September for groups of 10+.
The NGS writes: “3 acre garden in the beautiful Tamar Valley. Japanese-style garden, hot boarder, pastel boarder, grasses, arboretum with hemerocallis and new blue boarders. Prairie planting containing 2,500 plants of herbaceous and grasses. Buddleia and shrub rose bank. All at their best in July August and September.”
Parking and cream teas are provided by the Methodist Church next door. Also open by appointment. No dogs.
The NGS Gardens are situated 5 miles NW of Saltash and 5 miles SE from Callington off the A388. Take Landulph turning at Pentillie. 2 miles on turn left at the Landulph School crossroads.
We hope to welcome you soon.