The Duchy of Cornwall runs a plant nursery at Lostwithiel, Cornwall which lies in two of the Duchy’s original 1337 Manors, Restormel and Penlyne.
It was established in the early 1970s and has grown to become a 6 hectare site with an office, shop and café close to Restormel Castle in the river Fowey valley. This historic castle is where the first Duke of Cornwall, the Black Prince, spent Christmas in 1362 and is visible from the nursery.
The nursery stocks more than 4,000 varieties including hardy nursery shrubs, trees, perennials, conifers, tropical, sub-tropical, citrus and conservatory plants, and specialist collections of fuchsias, magnolias and camellias.
Staff at the nursery provide expert advice on the plants and trees for sale, the majority of which are grown at the nursery. Activities and events are held throughout the year including Summer and Christmas Fairs, a Tree Weekend and a Fuchsia Festival.
Recent awards include a gold medal at the 2001 Chelsea Flower Show with “Cornwall@Chelsea”, and a Large Gold and the Abbis Memorial Trophy at the 2002 Royal Cornwall Show.
To find out more about The Duchy of Cornwall Nursery, or to order online .