OS grid reference - SW 815 451
Colourful Bosvigo Garden, which covers around 3 acres, surrounds a Georgian House at Bosvigo Lane on the edge of Truro, Cornwall's only city.
Bosvigo is not a typical Cornish garden. Although a house has stood at Bosvigo since the thirteenth century, the garden has only been developed since the latter part of the twentieth century. Planned as a series of small, colour-themed, herbaceous gardens, Bosvigo is a riot of warm summer hues.
The Hot Garden is a firework display timed to explode in August with orange Crocosmias, yellow Heleniums, red Salvias, Lobelia and flamboyant Dahlias, all held together with a tapestry of sultry dark leaved foliage.There are several areas including a small walled garden, planted in calm purples, pinks and blues with stately Thalicrums, old-fashioned roses, Campanulas, Geraniums and Asters creating colour harmonies from June to the end of September. A further contained garden is mainly in white.
Attached to the main house is a smaller secondary property, Bosvigo Vean, which is Cornish for “Little Bosvigo House”referred to as ‘The Vean’. Its small front garden is divided by cross paths and the four beds are planted almost identically in white, blue and gold. Shaped cones of golden privet stand sentinel in each bed. On the opposite side of the garden there are intense shades of orange and red in the hot garden in the woods.
During Spring the woodland garden comes to life with many bulbs, before the leaves open on the Beech and Sycamore, the area is carpeted with drifts of Snowdrops, Hellebores, Wood Anemones, Epimediums, Erythroniums and scented Narcissus. There are rare and unusual plants everywhere and and a charming original Victorian conservatory which houses many tender species of roses and climbers . The garden is a must for plantsmen.
There is a small plant nursery with a good selection of unusual plants.
The garden is open from March to September each year.