You’ll think you’ve stepped into paradise when you visit the gardens of St. Michael’s Mount in Marazion, Cornwall. It’s hard to imagine you’re on the rugged British coast when you’re surrounded by palm trees and tropical plants and other exotic species.
Most visitors from April till October visit the castle first and save the gardens as an afterthought but I’ve learned to stop and smell the roses, quite literally. I had no idea what to expect when I stepped into this wonderland but found myself surrounded by flowering plants which had to be from another world.
Terraced gardens thrive thanks to the thermal heat held by the island. You’re at once surrounded in a kaleidoscope of color with blooms that seemingly grow bigger and brighter than anywhere.
The gift shop lets you take home a piece of the island. Remember that the best souvenir is the one that lives and breathes in your heart or in your garden.