Cornwall's Spring Story
In 2015 as other parts of the West Country saw snow, The Great Gardens of Cornwall heralded the arrival of spring in Cornwall on the 2nd of March. The official start of spring in Cornwall is announced when seven champion Magnolia campbellii in various Great Gardens have fifty or more blooms.
The earliest to date that is has been called is the 19th of February in 2013. This year could be even earlier as trees have been producing blooms since the turn of the New Year.
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