Lamorran House Garden

Lamorran House Garden, St Mawes: Hours, Address, Lamorran House Garden Reviews: 5/5

Lamorran House Garden
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Subtropical Italianate inspired garden on Cornwall's beautiful Roseland peninsula.
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sueB8447UD
Redruth, UK646 contributions
Jun 2022
A beautiful garden. Parking wasn't a problem. There is only the grass verge by the side of the road, but there is room for quite a few cars.
The lady at the gate was so friendly and charming. She gave us a map and explained which way to go. There is no one way round, you can do your own thing. We were under the impression there was a gate at the bottom of the garden that could be exited instead of walking all the way back up the garden, as my husband has mobility issues. She explained the gate had been closed for some time. Any way we managed all the steps and steep paths back to the terrace as there are lots of seats.
The views out to sea were breath taking, we had a nice chat with the gardener and a lovely cream tea on the terrace once we'd got back up to the top of the garden.
Written 28 June 2022
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Matthew B
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Jun 2022 • Couples
We spent a wet afternoon here and thoroughly enjoyed it. The rain seemed to really energise the gardens. The planting, choice of plants, ponds, fish, statues etc are all amazing as are the views over the sea. We had afternoon tea which was delicious and made beautiful by a Robin visiting for crumbs to feed his young. The staff were great, friendly and helpful. I will definitely visit again.
Written 24 June 2022
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Sheelagh C
Exeter, UK13 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Absolutely Gorgeous!
This was my second visit having previously been at Easter . This garden set in the microclimate of St Mawes is absolutely wonderful. I love the rose garden and the smell was heavenly. The courtyard garden is very special . Pathways meander down through the garden but it is not too steep . Unusual and beautiful plants that I’ve never seen before . Throughout the garden you come across well placed structures with a view , a folly , temple and summer house . On the terrace back at the top we had refreshments of cold drinks as it was so hot, served by lovely ladies. The cakes looked scrummy ! The whole visit was just lush !
Written 3 June 2022
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jane j
Dursley, UK149 contributions
May 2022
We found this by chance on the way back from a much larger, more famous garden and it is stunning. The combination of planting, the site and the views are amazing and you could be in Italy. It's a quirky garden with unexpected twists and turns but with wonderful planting and statuary. This isn't a 'trimmed to perfection' National Trust garden but a tribute to the vision of one family.
The teas are also brilliant and great value and all the 'staff' - who seem more like family - all friendly and delightful.
Parking might be a problem on a busy day but don't let a short walk put you off, it's well worth the effort. We loved it.
Written 28 May 2022
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Richard Harborough
6 contributions
May 2022
This relatively small garden (well, compared to the likes of Trebah) has to be my favourite of all the great gardens of Cornwall. Over a series of terraces down the hillside above the small village of St Makes, we were transported to the Mediterranean, but with a very unique, British/global twist. This garden is enchanting and demands that you sit and drink it in, listening to the rustle of the trees, the tinkle of water and the songs of the birds whilst the sun filters down and the blue water of the bay beckons. Sublime. Equally sublime is the excellent food offering available on the house's terrace. Do go - you will not regret it.
Written 23 May 2022
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Owen M
Cambridge, UK194 contributions
May 2022
More by accident rather than design, we seemed to focus our six days in Cornwall in gardens of one kind or another but this small site above St Mawes (on the back road to the Castle) was certainly our favourite. Parking may be an issue if Lamorran becomes very well-known but we had no difficulty on the road verge. The first thing one experiences is the quality of the people who work here. Reception was friendly and informative, not officious; the head gardener was a delight to talk with; and the woman who served us drinks on the terrace made us feel at home, unrushed and relaxed. Others have talked about the style of the garden but it does indeed provide surprises around every corner, a feeling of intimacy as well as (understated) size and a clear layout map that both enables one to seek out paticular things or wander ad lib.. This is not a grand garden in the style of those run by the Natonal Trust, but rather one family's vision and a perfect place to uplift the spirits. It is startling to think that it is only 40 years old. A must for anyone visiting Roseland and a very valuable diversion from the crowds. In a way, one wishes it continued success but not TOO much fame - possibly the limited parking will ensure that it never becomes too crowded!
Written 11 May 2022
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The professional eater
4 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
A fantastic surprise for such an understated place. The tropical gardens are amazing and deliver new surprises and views at every corner. We accessed it via the ferry from Falmouth and short climb to the top of St Mawes. The place was quiet and peaceful with very good signage that takes you down and back up through convoluted paths. The tea room at the top was excellent with good selection of cakes.
A great place to get away from the crowd
Written 23 September 2021
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simon g
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Sep 2021 • Couples
An absolutely beautiful garden on a hillside. Stunning views. Magnificent palms,Ferns and bamboos. Very clever and imaginative garden. Lovely tea room. Highly recommended. Only given a 4 due to parking being tricky.
Written 15 September 2021
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sga372
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
Sep 2021
We visited in early September mid-afternoon and spent a very pleasant hour or so there exploring the garden. It's quite steep in places, the sub-tropical plants & trees are verdant with some notable Cyathia (New Zealand tree-ferns). We liked the follies and Italian inspired features e.g. columns, statues, temples too which add to the atmosphere. Views towards St Anthony's Head are great but if we have one minor suggestion, it is to reduce the height and density of the foliage in places so that there are more views towards the sea.

It's smart and elegant, but quite informal. Parking is on the verge by the side of the road or further down in St Mawes, entrance is £10 for adults and payable by card with no pre-booking and there's the possibility of taking tea with home-made cakes on the terrace at the top of the garden. If you're in the area, put it on the 'to visit' list along with St Mawes Castle which is just down the hill.
Written 10 September 2021
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Alison P
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK31 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
Hidden Gem
Can't praise this place enough.
From the exquisite planting of the garden and outstanding views across the bay to the yummy savoury scone with chilli jam.
Everything was perfect.
Thoroughly recommend.
Written 5 September 2021
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