Spring has officially arrived in Cornwall

March 02nd, 2015

Some of the higher parts of the Westcountry have seen snow in the early parts of March, but Cornwall has seen spring arrive in the form of giant magnolia campbellii trees in full bloom.

The announcement of these trees being in bloom means that seven champion magnolia campbellii trees are now in full bloom across the county of Cornwall.

Cornwall is the only place to see these magnolia campbellii trees flower so early in the spring season, thanks to the Gulf Stream. This has led many officials to announce it as the first signal of the arrival of spring within the UK.

The gardens that are housing these beautiful trees are Trewidden, Trewithen, Tregothnan, Trengwainton, Trebah Garden, Caerhays Castle Gardens and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. A number of these gardens are only a short distance from our wonderful Easter Cottages Cornwall.

The Royal Horticultural Society has started the official countdown to chart the arrival of this year’s spring through the launch of a national survey.

The RHS is asking gardeners from across the country to chart when their own magnolia campbellii trees bloom into flower, and will then chart the results. The survey can be found and completed here.