We've always said that spring arrives earlier in Cornwall than the rest of the UK and this year we decided to conduct our own little experiment to prove it!
Over the past month or so we've been monitoring six champion Magnolia Campbellii trees to see exactly when they bloom. It was agreed that the official start of spring in Cornwall would be when the first three trees flowered with at least fifty blooms - that happened on Tuesday 19th February, almost a month earlier than anticipated!
To see how Cornwall's Spring Story unfolded take a look at Twitter @Gr8gardens.
To celebrate the arrival of Spring The Great Gardens have teamed up with The Nare Hotel who are running a fantastic competition to win a Luxury Spring Break for two including the opportunity to visit all of the Great Gardens, for more details click here.