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Magnolia campbellii trees as found near our Cornish cottage holidays

Spring has officially arrived in Kernow, after the blooming Magnolia trees signify Cornwall's earliest spring in more than a century.



It is said that when there are 50 blooms on each of the county's most important Magnolia trees, then it is officially spring. These blooms have been picked and sent to Downing Street to mark the arrival of the changing of seasons.

The six champion Magnolia campbellii trees can be found in Caerhays Castle Gardens, Trebah Garden, Tregothnan, Trewidden, Trewithen and The Lost Gardens of Heligan.

This is the fifth year that spring has been declared in this way for Cornwall, and the first time a bouquet has been presented to Downing Street to mark the occasion.

Speaking about receiving the flowers, Prime Minister David Cameron said, "I am delighted these magnificent flowers have been presented to Downing Street from The Great Gardens of Cornwall. Marking the early arrival of spring, they also symbolise the outstanding beauty and growth of Cornwall, one of the UK's most precious gems."

If you are looking to enjoy the beauty of Cornwall in early spring for yourself, why not book yourself in at our boutique hotel in Cornwall, The Cormorant in Fowey which is located just a short distance from the Cornish gardens that house the champion Magnolia trees, you will be able to see them and many other delights that spring has to bring to our fair county.

Photo by: Charles D P Miller

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