Located adjacent to the hotel are our Long Cross Victorian Gardens, the only public gardens on the North Cornish coast, and the subject of a television feature because of their unusual aspects. The gardens remain in the original Victorian garden layout and they retain their original splendour. Visitors often say that they have never seen a garden resembling the Long Cross and this is mainly because the gardens were constructed primarily to overcome the difficulties of the local climate.
North Cornwall is England’s windiest area with strong winds laden with salt even in the summer, this results in the garden receiving one hundredweight of salt per acre per year.
Plants are available to buy at the gardens and if you note the plants that you are interested in as you walk around the garden we can provide you with your own plants, propagated from the garden stock.
We are delighted to have recently been asked to join The Gardens of Cornwall Scheme www.gardensofcornwall.com for which there are fairly rigorous quality control standards and we are the only public gardens on the north Cornish coast.