A Cornish Country Garden
A classic Cornish garden, with ferns and palms that thrive in the subtropical environment.
Mid cornwall landscaping (MCL) brings over 30 years’ experience of gardening and landscaping in Cornwall, and the team understand the joys and challenges that Cornwall offers when creating gardens. While Cornwall enjoys a subtropical climate, it is also exposed to the elements; it’s surrounded with amazing views and scenery,but often faced with the challenges of sloping sites.
We catch up with the team at Mid Cornwall Landscaping, who believe Cornwall also offers unique opportunities for creating beautiful gardens that take advantage of the unique climate, complement the local landscape and enhance the experience of living in Cornwall. “We recognise many people are living, relocating or escaping for the weekend to Cornwall to make the most of all it has to offer, rather than spend all their time constructing and maintaining a garden,” explains Chris of MCL. “Thankfully, we believe we can provide hard and soft landscaping solutions that incorporate some of the best plants and materials but will not cause you maintenance headaches.” MCL brings over 30 years’ experience of gardening and landscaping in Cornwall, and the team understand the joys and challenges that Cornwall offers when creating gardens.
While Cornwall enjoys a subtropical climate, it is also exposed to the elements; it’s surrounded with amazing views and scenery, but faced with the challenges of sloping sites and difficult access.“We pride ourselves in being able to create gardens that make the most of its surrounding, benefits and overcome the challenges, ”says Chris.
Subtropical Cornish Landscapes - Making the most of our great climate
The Cornish climate means it’s possible to be the envy of other gardeners from different parts of the country by growing plants that elsewhere would be damaged by frost. The popular subtropical gardens like Tresco Abbey Gardens, Heligan and Trebah, with their tree ferns, palms, agapanthus, echiums and succulents, can be reproduced on a domestic scale, whether in a small courtyard or a more generous plot. Many of the grasses and perennials that are fashionable at this time also thrive in the Cornish climate, in coastal areas they work equally well in a border or gravel gardens.
At times it may feel far from subtropical in Cornwall and shelter and windbreaks are required. There are many types of hedging plants that grow well here even in some of the most exposed places. Grisellinia, Euonymus and Olearia are all evergreen and will withstand the elements.
Cornwall also provides a wide range of resources in the natural and built landscape including granite and slate. “We seek to incorporate these materials in a contemporary or traditional way to complement existing or new buildings and their surroundings,” continues Chris. “Whether it be dry-stone walling, paving, chippings or boulders, these materials also make the perfect backdrop or surface to sit alongside Cornish planting.
At Mid Cornwall Landscaping we have the expertise and the experienced tradesmen to design and build these features into your garden.” With the help and guidance of Mid Cornwall Landscaping why not make the most of your Cornish garden and add this to your list of the benefits of living in this county.
We are there to help you with all your garden and landscaping needs for 2019, offering advice, design and full planting and construction service. Why not give the team a call and get your project off the ground?
01726 884040 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org