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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.

Location information:

Address: Penjerrick, Budock, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5ED

Locality: Falmouth

Local Authorities:

Cornwall; Budock

Historical County: Cornwall

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 204 Grid Ref: SW779307
Latitude: 50.1347 Longitude: -5.10927


The garden lies 3 miles to the south-west of Falmouth.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is open from 1st March to the 30th September,
Sunday, Wednesday & Friday, 13.30 to 16.30. Please see:

Key information:

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

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 10

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