St Michael's Mount Garden Tour

Subtropical garden on the far side of the Mount

Tucked away on the far side of St Michael's Mount is a little slice of subtropical paradise. Clinging to the steep craggy granite slopes is a beautifully laid out garden, which given its island location, is surprisingly tranquil.

Much of the planting is structured around the bedrock of the Mount. Despite being quite exposed to the salt and winter gales a host of succulents seem to thrive here. Along with the aloes, agaves and aeoniums are other fairly tough Cornish favourites such as rosemary, echiums and lampranthus.

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