"I think its a magical garden, I love it" Alice, aged 9
Just off Petry's Path towards the western edge of the garden lies the Stumpery; a delightful shady dell full of ferns with ancient tree stumps providing time-worn arboreal sculpture. It is a tranquil place full of atmosphere and made more so by the creation in 2007 of a beautiful cascade, the waters of which pour down over a natural rock face which was once part of a stone quarry; the stone having been extracted in the nineteenth century to build the walls around the garden. Below the Cascade, the water falls into a pool surrounded by several species of unusual Australasian tree ferns.
Australasian Tree Ferns, bring the jungle to Cornwall