Cornwall Living 2016

Duchy of Cornwall Nursery

Soup, Sunshine and Shrubs

With views of the historic Restromel Castle, the Duchy of Cornwall nursery has been a haven for gardeners across the UK including Highgrove and other Royal Estates.

Its unique range and quality of plants, combined with expert staff, make it an essential visit for every garden enthusiast new and experienced.

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The Nursery sells some 4,000 varieties of plants – trees, shrubs, perennials, conifers, alpines, fruit, climbers, glasshouse and conservatory plants – including many species, which are rarely available elsewhere, with the majority grown at the Nursery.

That said, you don’t have to be green fingered to enjoy your visit.

The Café opens each morning at 9am (Sunday 10am) for Coffee and Cakes. From 10am until 4.30pm you can order any items from the menu with all the ingredients sourced locally from a great range of suppliers.

We found the Café style relaxed and comfortable, the food is freshly prepared to order and all produced on the premises by a team of talented Chefs, led by Richard Du Pille.

Outside it was a little chilly when we visited, but with the log burner lit in the huge stone and granite fireplace, we warmed our toes and enjoyed a comforting bowl of soup.

We could imagine that on a sunny day the terrace is a heavenly place to while away some time, enjoying the view across to Restormel Castle.