Tag Archive: Gardening

Our favourite Cornish spring gardens to visit

10 January 2018:Postcards from the Park

The mild Cornish climate means the arrival of spring comes fairly early in the year – heralded, it is said, by the blossoming of the magnificent magnolia. With its beautiful pink blooms, it creates a turning point in the garden as winter disappears and the... Read more

Our top 5 spring gardens to visit in Cornwall

09 March 2017:Postcards from the Park

Cornwall’s gardens are a delight whatever the season, but in spring they are truly a sight to behold. Stunning displays of magnolia, rhododendron, camellia and azalea adorn the grounds of stately manor homes – whilst bluebells and daffodils create carpets of colour amongst the woodland... Read more

Butterflies, Bumblebees and Beach Cleans

28 September 2016:Postcards from the Park
Picture of some Beachwatch participants at Mother Iveys Bay

This summer, we encouraged all of our guests and staff to take part in the Big Butterfly Count. Set up by the Butterfly Conservation Society, the big butterfly count is a nationwide survey aimed at helping assess the health of our environment. It was launched in... Read more

The RSPB and 19 Five-Year-Olds

02 August 2016:Postcards from the Park

July has been a very busy month for us here at Mother Ivey’s Bay. Everything is growing at pace and we have lots flowering. The Erigeron Agapanthus Salvia, Geranium, Nepita (cat mint) Lavender, Kniphofia (Red Hot Poker) are bursting with colour and we have seen... Read more

Challenging, Horticulturally Speaking

04 May 2016:Postcards from the Park

Mother Ivey’s Bay Head Gardener, Alison has been busy battling the quirky south west springtime weather conditions, trying to juggle unusually cold months with the need to recognise that Spring has infact sprung.  Here’s what she’s been up to: “The year is moving on at... Read more

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