I know, it’s not quite the main attraction when you visit an open air theatre carved into the side of a steep cliff but we couldn’t resist. The collection of subtropical plans dotted next to the paths and steps was so intriguing and beautiful we had to take photos of them to share here.
Once just focused around the newly built cafe, plants and flowers are now an essential part of the Minack Theatre turning the Minack garden into an attraction of its own. These plants look wonderful throughout the year and is spread out throughout the 1.5 acres, landscaped into the theatre spaces. You can find them next to steps, paths, seating area, steep slopes and rocky landscape.
The planted cliffs at Minack look wonderful all year; in winter aloes produce pokers of flower, while in May carpeting succulents bear sheets of dazzling daisy blooms. Agaves jostle with aeoniums, pink lampranthus and blue agapanthus in late summer. (Stephen Anderton, RHS: The Garden, 2013)
There is much to be said about the subtropical plants here including rear plants from around the world, but we will let the photos speak for themselves.
Photos of the Plants at Minack Theatre
Related: Minack Theatre in Porthcurno
Address: The Minack Gardens, (located in the Minack Theatre) Porthcurno, Penzance TR19 6JU
Opening Hours: Admission to the Minack is by timed entry only. Advance booking for visits is essential.
Pet Friendly: Dogs are allowed but only guide dogs for performances.