Mount Edgecumbe Garden

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Address and contact details
Cremyll, Torpoint, Cornwall, PL10 1HZ
Tel: 01752 822236
Fax: 01752 822199
Web site:
Latitude: 50° 21' 18" N
Longitude: 4° 10' 50" W
Background to the collection
Ownership:Cornwall County Council & Plymouth City Council
Umbrella organisation:National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens, National Heritage Programme
Park Manager: Ian Berry
Curator: Lee Stenning
Contact person: Ian Berry
Total Staff:12
Total Horticultural Staff:4
Collections:Education, Shared information & Camellia library
Physical environment
Soil type:Slightly acidic
Total area:345 ha
Plant collection
Notable plants within the collection:
Tallest Quercus suber, cork oak, in the British Isles
Geographical area(s) of specialisation:
Eastern Asia, New Zealand
Special families within the collections:
Cupressaceae, Theaceae, Ericaceae, Podocarpaceae
Special genera within the collections:
Papuacedrus, Camellia, Rhododendron, Podocarpus
Special collections:
Camellia, NCCPG – 20 Species, 850 Taxa.
Conifers, ICCP – 53 Plants.
Record Keeping:Records kept
manual & computer
Record System:unknown
Plant-collecting trips:No
Facilities on site
Research facilities:No
Identifications:All Camellias are labelled
Teaching and Education:Yes, Camellia study days
Interpretation:Supervised garden walks, signs, brochures, guided trails
Friends Organisation:Yes
Visitor facilities:Restaurant, café, gift shop, toilets, carparks, historic house, south-west coastal footpath.
Access to the collections
Public access:Free
Public opening hours:Mon-Sun: Dawn-dusk
Location map

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