A garden is never an improvisation, it takes shape over time. In the Casa Grande de Cornide, the place now occupied by the garden was undoubtedly a field where corn, potatoes, rye and vegetables, so necessary for sustenance, were cultivated. The garden, now more suited to nourish the pleasure of the senses, was created with the resources sent by the first emigration to America. This happened more than 150 years ago, but then the vegetable garden gave way to flowers, species that do not provide nourishment but do feed the senses.
The art of gardening, complementary to the architecture, is appreciable in this space where, as in all great gardens, there are indigenous species, such as the chestnut and the oak, which live side by side with other species fully adapted to Galicia, e.g. the Camellia japonica with many centenary specimens, and the Southern Magnolia of North American origin with a catalogued, 24-meter high tree.
The oldest tree is a Laurus nobilis that is more than three hundred years old. But there are also numerous rhododendrons, Lebanon cedars, junipers, deciduous magnolias, orange and lemon trees, cypresses, ginkgos, etc. An explosion of aromas and colors where bushes and small plants, such as gardenias, roses, hibiscus and the typically Galician hydrangeas, which in summer bloom in spectacular blues, play a very significant role.