Horticultural Haven Breaks at The Headland in Cornwall
25 Mar 2013
Cornwall is blessed with some of the UK’s finest gardens and landscapes. The slim peninsula layout of the area benefits from climatic influences that allow an array of plants to be grown outdoors like nowhere else in the UK. To celebrate these horticultural delights the area’s leading large hotel and cottages; The Headland has unveiled a ‘Secret Garden Escape’ package.
This spring The Headland is offering guests a ‘Secret Garden Escape’ break. Book three nights or more in the Headland Cottages between the 13th-30th April inclusive and choose from a complimentary Champagne afternoon tea, a three-course Sunday lunch or two-course dinner in The Restaurant. The Headland will also treat you to a voucher for complimentary entry to Trewithen Gardens, a historic private estate boasting one of the loveliest gardens in England.
Several influential botanical explorers roamed the globe and returned to Cornwall with flourishing delights. David Douglas, the Lobb brothers William and Thomas, the Treseders, Thomas Bolitho, Ernest Wilson to name a few gathered plants, many of which we recognise immediately today. Of them all, David Douglas introduced the way forward for the landscape and gardens of the county introducing red-barked Dogwood, Oregon-grape and Douglas Fir amongst others. Certain rare plants truly suit Cornwall’s special climate and soil. The renowned camellia for example can be seen somewhere in flower during most months of the year in Cornwall.
Why not visit some of these horticultural havens whilst staying at The Headland:
– Bonython Estate & Gardens (TR12 7BA) featuring a 20 acre garden
– Caerhays Estate (PL26 6LY) featuring a 120 acre garden
– Japanese Garden & Bonsai Nursery (TR8 4ET) a spiritual garden
– Mount Edgcumbe House (PL10 1HZ) Grade 1 listed amongst 865 acres
– St Michael’s Mount (TR17 0EF) featuring 10 acres of garden with steep granite rock
– The Lost Gardens of Heligan (PL26 6EN) over 200 varieties of pre-1914 fruit & vegetable
– Trewithen Gardens (TR2 4DD) features 24 Champion Trees
After all the exploring return to The Headland Hotel and indulge in sea views like nowhere else before enjoying some fresh Cornish locally sourced produce in both the ocean vista Restaurant or the more casual ambiance of the beachside Terrace and Bar. For complete relaxation enjoy the luxurious pool with jet stream, Cornish salt steam room, Swedish sauna, aromatherapy showers and spa bath currently available at the hotel ahead of a full spa launch in May 2013.
Explore the unique styles of gardens in Cornwall with a break at Cornwall’s finest – The Headland.
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