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“Lamorran Gardens”

Lamorran House Garden
Ranked #6 of 16 things to do in St Mawes
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Owner description: Subtropical Italianate inspired garden on Cornwall's beautiful Roseland peninsula.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Truro, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lamorran Gardens”
Reviewed June 6, 2014

Just delightful to stumble across this place.

My parents (ardent gardeners) thought it rivalled the 'Lost Gardens of Heligan' as it had all the sub tropical plants and was set out in such a wonderful way. At every turn, we stumbled on differing aspects and delighted in the viewpoints and a little sit down here and there.

The garden heads sometimes steeply with gravel and paths winding here and there. They managed this well with there walking sticks but needed the cream tea at the end. A likely excuse...not to be missed.

Visited June 2014
Thank Lorraine G
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English first
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 13, 2013

The Lodge. We stayed at The Lodge twice this year. First in April and we liked it so much we returned in September. Being keen gardeners we chose The Lodge so that we could have the beautiful garden on the doorstep. The place was immaculate. We had plenty of linen for our needs and all of good quality. The bungalow is particularly spacious for two people with both a bathroom and a shower-room. We also have a small dog and the secure small garden was an added bonus. The owners were very welcoming and we took advantage of the complimentary cream –teas when visiting the garden. We had a lovely time and St Mawes is such a beautiful place.
Sue M.

Visited April 2013
2 Thank SUE M
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
“Lots of interest”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

The gardens were open in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care and was good value at £5. The terrace is lovely for coffee and cake following your (steep) walk up and down well signposted paths. The Koi carp pool held the biggest Koi I have ever seen. Not suitable for people with walking difficulties, steep gravel paths and lots of steps and not for children either, but if you are an interested gardener, I liked the way the garden was split into different 'rooms' and liked the sculptures.

Visited September 2013
1 Thank residentemmett
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New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Lamorran House Garden”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

Breathtakingly beautiful & took me back to the Italian Riviera in the 50's before it was spoiled by over development. Built on a south facing slope, the gardens are a mass of Mediterranean flowers, plants & trees with water trickling everywhere & perfuming the air with freshness. Gravel paths lead through arches & over bridges to little gazebos & temples & everywhere the sweeping view of the sea.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank ResEs
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Superb garden”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Lamorran lies on a steep slope down towards the harbour at St. Mawes and has a series of paths winding through the trees, which are the main attractions, interspersed with flower beds. The gardens are probably best visited in spring when the rhododendrons and azaleas would have been in bloom. Well worth a visit nevertheless.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank PaphosBricks
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