ST MICHAEL'S MOUNT (The
Trust & St Aubyn Family) Marazion, Penzance TR17 OHT
Tel: 01736 710 507
www.stmichaelsmount.co.uk &www.nationaItrust. org.uk
Open: May & June, mon-fri, 10.30-5pm, July- Oct, thurs &
The drama of the setting increases
as you approach.
None of your comforting, enclosing fertile Cornish
valley garden, but a garden thriving through
determination and experimentation against the very
elements. The castle crests the mount of rock, with the
garden clinging to the south-facing seaward side, with salt-tolerant
and sub-tropical species thriving. On the north side, the slope
is less steep and shelter provided by the central mound of rock
allows light woodland and an understory of shrubs, including rhododendrons
and camellias. It is a wonderful and remarkable place to visit.
Adult £3, child £1. Plant sales. Toilets. Cafe. Shop.
No dogs. -21/2 miles east of Penzance. Car park in Marazion. NB:
WALK ACROSS TO ISLAND AT LOW TIDE, ferry in summer only.
Phone for tide & ferry times 01736 710 265.