The parkland surrounding Penlee House in Penzance was initially planted by J.R. Branwell and included many rare species from all around the world. The family were friendly with the Dorien Smiths who still live at Tresco Abbey, on Tresco, Isles of Scilly.
Apart from the informal and formal gardens, there were also kitchen and flower gardens in a walled enclosure, which provided produce and flowers for the house all through the year. When the park was purchased for a war memorial this area was designated to become a Garden of Remembrance, a place of quiet contemplation.
Please note that the Gallery, Memorial Garden and Orangery Café are closed on Sundays.
View original post | May 2015