By Mary Charlebois
Cornwall—a place of rugged coasts, misty moors, legends, and hidden tropics.
Walking cautiously down the slippery Bedruthan Steps footpath, visibility was about 3-feet. I could hear the ocean roaring far below, but with the thick fog, I couldn’t see the edge of the cliffs.
It was damp, cold, and plenty scary. I turned around and headed for the tea-hut I saw near the entrance to the park. I had to look for a warmer destination.
Tea and lemon cake warmed me up while I chatted with locals about the sudden change from the hottest summer in history to cold and foggy. My tea companions were avid walkers. They suggested several places I would find warmer temps and pleasant walking in tropical gardens.
Into the tropics
Over the 7-days I wandered around Cornwall, I explored the suggested tropical microclimates. I discovered three gardens, each with a distinctive character and landscaping unique to England. I wrote a piece about tropical Cornwall for GoNOMAD. It was voted as a Top-10 GoNOMAD story for 2018. There’s a video, photos, and words about Eden Project, Trebah Gardens, and Tregothnan Estate.
Please enjoy, MaryGo
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how to get there, and where to stay while in Cornwall.
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