It is said that Enys is considered to be the oldest garden in Cornwall. Robert de Enys lived there during the reign of Edward 1. The 1709 edition of Camden's Magna Britannia mentioned that Enys was noted for its fine gardens. In 1833 John Samuel Enys engaged Henry Harrison, a London architect, to produce designs for the garden as well as the house.
J D Enys (1837-1912), an inveterate traveller, greatly enriched Enys with seeds and plants he regularly sent home from New Zealand and Patagonia.
Probably the most valuable asset to the garden is its microclimate. It is virtually frost free, and this, together with the mild and temperate influence of the Gulf Stream, enables many tender plants and trees to flourish. One of the most important of these is the Peruvian Laurel, one of the few specimens growing in England today. There is also a Maidenhair tree, (Ginkgo biloba) which is said to be the tallest specimen outside Kew Gardens.
2013 Bluebell Watch
The bluebell festival this year is from Sunday 5th - Sunday 12th May 2013.
However due to the very cold weather, the bluebells are a little slow and may not be at their best, so in addition to these dates we will also be open on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2.00 - 4.30 pm and every Sunday in May from 11.00 - 4.30 pm.
Enys Trust has a new web site here . That is the official one while this is the unofficial one. We try and keep the information on this site correct but that is the official site! This site will have photos of the blue bells asap.