Antony Woodland Garden
|100 acres of woodland gardens and natural woodland bordering the Lynher Estuary, featuring extensive woodland and riverside walks. National collection of Camellia Japonica, numerous wild flowers and birds.|
|Open||1 March - 30 October 11.00 - 17.00. Tues, Weds, Thur, Sat & Sun Bank Holiday Mondays & Good Friday Admission Adults: £5.00, U16's: Free, Season ticket: £25.00|
|Admission||Adults: £5.00, U16's: Free, Season ticket: £25.00|
A varied garden, set in a Humphry Repton designed landscape overlooking the Lynher estuary, featuring the national collection of Camellia japonica, sculptures and a knot garden. The Woodland Garden which is not part of the National Trust, is owned privately by the Carew Pole Garden Trust. (Antony has been the home of the Carew family for almost 600 years.) This superb woodland garden contains 300 varieties of camellias, magnolias, rhododendrons, azaleas plus both indigenous and exotic trees.
The garden is divided into two areas the Wilderness and Westdown. The Wilderness is a wooded area which runs from the house down to the River Lynher. Humphry Repton's influence is clearly visible here. This area contains Japanese maples, Camellia japonica and rhododendron species and hybrids, a conifer dell and giant redwoods. A series of ponds cascade down to the salt pans and the Bath Pond House.
The Westdown woodlands contains camellias and magnolias and were planted mainly following the Second World War. There is a huge variety of camellias and the plantings house the National Plant Collections for Camellia japonica.