According to Great Gardens of Cornwall, spring in Cornwall is officially announced when all seven Champion Magnolia trees have at least 50 blooms each. The trees are spread out across some of Cornwall’s finest gardens, some of which are owned by the National Trust’s. Visit them and let us know when spring has sprung.
Celebrate the beautiful green and open spaces on the south coast during Falmouth’s three-week long Spring Festival, as featured on the BBC’s Great British Garden Revival programme. If fresh shellfish is your thing then head to Jack Stein’s The Cornish Arms Beer and Mussel Festival for exactly that or Falmouth’s Oyster Gathering and Cornish Produce Festival in mid to late March.
Any proper Cornishman will know Saturday 5 March marks St Piran’s Day, the patron saint of Cornwall and tin miners. Join in the spirit of things with one of the county’s many town processions, or make the pilgrimage to Perranporth where St Piran supposedly first set foot.
The Olympics of the Oggy! Professional and amateur competitors from all over the world come to the Eden Project to celebrate the traditional Cornish pasty (potato, swede, onion and beef only please) – and the more unusual varieties – in the World Pasty Championships.