Town & Country
Spring is officially upon us and The Tank immortalised
BLUSHING-PINK flowers have bloomed on the six magnolia trees in Cornwall that have become Britain’s unofficial harbinger of the longed-for change in season.
The champion Magnolia campbellii trees were planted between 1860 and 1976 at Caerhays Castle Gardens, Trebah Garden, Tregothnan, Trewidden, Trewithen and the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the rule is that each of the six trees has to display a minimum of 50 blooms before spring is official.
Blooms on the south-west peninsular are usually the first on the UK mainland to appear thanks to the warmer climate.
They’ve been closely monitored for weeks and, now, the count is complete—winter is finally over.