Highcroft Gardens, Cargreen

On a bright sunny day in late September, Highcroft Gardens in Cargreen near Saltash did not disappoint. Early autumn colours were truly fantastic especially in the ‘hot’ border all strong yellows and oranges interspersed with many varieties of grasses.

Steep steps took us down to the lower prairie garden planted with young trees, perennials including displays of Crocosmia and more grasses, making a real jigsaw of colour. Especially stunning was the thoughtful planting of sedums and hydrangeas, blending together the strong pinks, muted greens and blues of the late hydrangea flowers.

Barry Richards (seen on the left of the photograph) is a wholesale nurseryman selling cut flowers but we were able to buy some young plants of those we had admired in the garden. It really was a lovely day out in this colourful garden next to the river Tamar.

Jill Carpenter