An island castle with a romantic garden on its slopes. The gardens cling to a near-vertical granite rock face above the sea. However, the warm Gulf Stream along with the heat-retentive granite walls and bedrock, enable a wide variety of tender and exotic plants to be grown in the South-facing gardens. There are sweeping avenues and a walled garden first planted in the 1780s. Though using non-native plants, as William Robinson did, the planting design idea is inspired by the Robinsonian Wild Garden.
Marazion, nr Penzance, Cornwall, England, TR17 0EF
See St Michael's Mount website for opening times