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With one of the mildest climates in the UK and sheltered locations, Cornwall makes for some of the most beautiful gardens in the country. Cornwall boasts over 40 gardens, each with it’s own character and interesting history. Discover exotic plants, rare trees, breathtaking views, mazes and secluded beaches.
Close to Bodmin, Lanhydrock house is a beautiful Victorian National Trust country house which has the feel of a family home set amidst formal gardens and extensive grounds.
Trebah Gardens is a beautiful and tranquil garden with a Water Garden, Hydrangea Valley and Rhododendron Valley. Children will love the Gunnera passage and bamboo path maze – as well as the secluded beach – accessible from the bottom of the garden.
A truly unique Cornish garden. Visit The Lost Gardens of Heligan to explore the Melon Garden, a Japanese Garden, Jungle with subtropical plants, The Sundial Garden, charming Italian Gardens and a Crystal Grotto.
Famous for it’s laurel maze, Glendurgan Garden flows down to the hamlet of Durgan where you will find a small but perfectly formed beach. A family favourite, this National Trust garden includes subtropical gardens, carpets of wild flowers and a giant’s swing.
Trelissick Estate and Gardens is a National Trust property set in 40 acres of gardens with spectacular views across the Fal estuary. The estate slopes down to a charming beach and contains some of the best walks in the country, which can be enjoyed all year round.
Pinetum Park is home to over 6000 species of rare and unique plants. Visitors can explore the Formal Garden, Cottage Garden, the Pinetum and Japanese Garden and lake. The on-site nursery sells plants grown from seeds collected all over the world.
Set in a waterside setting of four acres, Lamorran House Gardens is a small but beautiful Cornish Garden. Visitors can discover the temple, a bridge overlooking the bay and a huge array of plants and trees from around the world.
Kimberley Park Garden pre-dates 1877 and is enjoyed by locals and visitors to Falmouth all year round. Kimberly Park Garden is named after the Earl of Kimberly and displays a fine array of ornamental trees and bedding plants.
St Michael’s Mount Garden has is’s own micro-climate which produces a garden bursting with colour. Journey through the garden trail to admire the wonderful plants including Puya, agave, agapanthus, rosemary, lavender and coronilla.
A National Trust Property located in Newquay. Trerice House and Gardens makes for a wonderful family day out. Take a picnic, enjoy picturesque walks, visit the new Knot Garden and keep the kids amused with summer activities in the house and grounds.
Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens is set in a beautiful sheltered valley in Penzance. The woods, stream and dramatic vistas provide a perfect setting for large scale exotic and sub-tropical planting. Visitors will meet contemporary art installations from internationally renowned artists as they explore the gardens.
Described as ‘the most Cornish of all Cornish gardens’, Bosahan Garden fuses rhododendrons and azaleas with magnolias and southern hemisphere tree and shrub species. Follow the meandering stream to the palm-fringed pond and enjoy breathtaking view across the estuary and out to sea.
Caerhays Castle Gardens originated from the work of plant hunters in China at the start of the 20th century. Today Caerhays is the home of a Plant Heritage National Collection of Magnolias containing over 600 species and named hybrids from around the world. The gardens have an international reputation and have been described as ‘world class’.
Whilst staying with us, make sure you explore our award winning Tremough Gardens at the Penryn Campus. Discover the walled garden and herbaceous beds,18th Century lime avenue, fruit producing orchard and Italian garden and terraces. The grounds are bursting with sub-tropical planting which boast historic rare Rhododendrons, cultivated on the site in the Victorian era.
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