Penjerrick, Falmouth, England
Record Id: 2596
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
Penjerrick is a plantsman's garden of about 10 hectares dating from the mid-19th century. This is an informal valley garden, which features collections of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and magnolias.
Brief history of site
Penjerrick was leased as a farm by George Croker Fox in 1765. Robert Were Fox purchased the freehold of the estate in 1839. At around this time, his son, Robert Barclay Fox, began to develop an ornamental landscape with pools, rockwork, and a new drive. His father continued this work after R.B. Fox's death in 1855, concentrating mainly on the planting of exotics.
Address: Penjerrick, Budock, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5ED
Historical County: Cornwall
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The garden lies 3 miles to the south-west of Falmouth.
Opening contact details:
The site is open from 1st March to the 30th September,
Sunday, Wednesday & Friday, 13.30 to 16.30. Please see:
Form of site: valley garden
Purpose of site: ornamental garden
Context or principal building: house
Plant type/environment: woodland garden
Site Style : informal
Site first created: 1839
Main period of development: Mid 19th century
Site Size (Hectares): 10