Café, Garden, Plants

Fun Palaces at Potager

Fun Palaces is a movement promoting community at the heart of culture, with an annual weekend of arts and science action created by, for and with local people. Our Fun Palace at Potager will involve sensory nature based activities, guided walks to share the nature and wildlife of the garden and a chance to experience […]

Garden, Plants

New planting

Things seem to happen quite slowly here, but we get there in the end… We were planting up a new area of the garden last week and I realised that it was the culmination of some three years’ work. The bank in the photo was once (back in the 1980’s, when Potager was a garden […]


Chilean Guava

Ungi molinae is a dense evergreen shrub with white bowl-shaped flowers in the spring and delicious red fruit in the autumn. Queen Victoria had the fruit grown for her here in Cornwall’s mild climate and sent by train to her table.


African Lily

There are many cultivars of Agapanthus, but this white one is a surprise every year. Lovely to have its elegant presence amongst its blue cousins.


Sweet Pea

Lathyrus odoratus better known as the humble Sweet Pea. This flower is a favourite for planting at the entrance of the garden over the veg patch fence. We have been out in the garden many times and watched visitors stop in their tracks to take in the soft, sweet scent. A lovely way to say […]



Chrysanthemum ‘Suffolk Pink’ This autumn flowering plant is still going through November and it is lovely to have little bursts of colours dotted through the garden.


Alpine Mint Bush

Prostanthera cuneata, common name Alpine Mint Bush. This shrub has a lovely herb fragrance when it’s leaves are rubbed. And if you look closely, it’s small flowers are quite beautiful.