After visiting RHS Rosemoor on Saturday I drove on to Lanhydrock, a beautiful Jacobean country house modified in the late Victorian period. The extensive gardens here are set within some 900 acres of parkland and are essentially formal in nature. Developed from the 17th century onwards when many of the trees were planted, most of the current planting began in the mid 19th century. The gardens feature colourful parterres, topiary, herbaceous borders, and a woodland garden planted with magnolias, rhododendrons, camellias and hydrangeas. The gardens also offer breath-taking views out over the magnificent country house to Bodmin Moor.