The Garden Guide

Marsh Villa Gardens

A 3 acre water and woodland garden, situated in a former tidal creek, developed since 1988. There is a hornbeam avenue, pond and herbaceous borders.

Head Gardener's Comment

This 3 acre garden offers interest from April to October, with early bulbs, herbaceous borders, a trellis covered with roses and clematis, shrubs and trees. There is a large natural pond, waterways through the marsh, a low-lying jungle and bog garden.

Photograph © Marsh Villa Gardens
Photograph © Marsh Villa Gardens


The garden lies in a former tidal creek, but in the 1960s a great deal of in-filling was done in a bid to stop annual flooding. Originally a small-holding, planting has been continuous since 1988.

Plants of note

Liriodendron chinense, Tilia petiolaris, Taxodium distichum, Catalpa bignonoides, magnolias, acers and Monterey pines are now mature trees. Shrubs include Poncirus trifoliata, Osmanthus burkwoodii, Pittosporum tobira, hydrangeas and cornus.

St Andrews Road, Par, Cornwall, England, PL24 2LU

April to October. Sunday to Wednesday. Open 10am to 6pm.

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