Owned by the Duchy of Cornwall, the nursery was originally established to service the nearby Duchy estates until opening its doors to the public in 1975.The nursery has grown a great deal since it began 50 years ago. After further transformations since 2011, it is a place of sanctuary for every visitor, where horticulture is celebrated, and nature is allowed to flourish.
The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall at the opening of the new nursery cafe and gift shop
The award-winning, licensed cafe enjoys stunning views across the River Fowey valley to the 13thcentury remains of Restormel Castle. With outdoor seating that overlooks the valley and incorporating the popular Tipi on the terrace, the cafe is the perfect place to browse through the daily papers and gardening books with a coffee. Open seven days a week from 9am to 4.30pm (Sunday 9am-4pm), guests can enjoy delicious meals prepared using fresh, local and seasonal ingredients.
The shop inside the nursery was designed by Annabel Elliot and is based on the concept of the 'old potting shed'. It features creative, recycled furniture, used to display a unique range of gifts, gardening tools, homewares, clothing and garden essentials. The aim is to focus on Cornish suppliers wherever possible, whilst also incorporating the very best of local crafts and artisan goods. The result is an eclectic mix of sustainable, high-quality products that offer visitors something special to take home.
Discover the Bumblebee Garden, children’s play area, walking trails and regular events.
To find out more, visit the Duchy Nursery website.
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