Twelve children from the school's council visited Trewithen, near Probus, and The Lost Gardens of Heligan in September and picked out what they liked as inspiration for their school garden design.

Members of staff from both gardens then cleared the site and re-planted the area to the children's specifications, resulting in half of the garden inspired by Trewithen and its roses, camellia, rhododendrons and grasses and The Lost Gardens of Heligan on the other side with its jungle-like approach with tree ferns, banana plants and bamboo.

Gary Long, Trewithen's Head Gardener, said: "The children have chosen a range of plants that provide flowers, texture and scent for year round interest. Pretty much everything that is growing at Trewithen is now growing here. They've done a brilliant job and I just hope our visitors still come to visit Trewithen's garden after this!"

Ends 11 December 2012
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