Great Cornish Gardens
Benefitting from the warmth of the gulf stream and its unique micro-climate, Cornwall has a stunning array of magical gardens, with a wealth of exciting, rare & beautiful plants and trees that are amongst the best anywhere in the British Isles!
A comprehensive list can be found at www.nationaltrust.org.uk and www.greatgardensofcornwall.co.uk!
We also have our very own “secret gardens” that we can recommend; gems that we ourselves regularly visit which are not always on the typical tourist trail, but are enchanting nevertheless!
Superb all year round but especially in the spring where you can witness the full glory of Camellias, Magnolias, Azaleas, Tree ferns & Palms at their best. The majority have the usual cafe, shop and plant sales….Enjoy!
A beautiful enchanting estate near Helston, set in rolling country side. Lovely walks around the grounds encompassing a pretty lake (Dont miss the estate walk past the daffodil fields, reindeer and the restoration of a classic railway line, well worth the extra half hour”s walk) gardens & woodlands.
There is a superb children”s play area, and a lovely Victorian conservatory restaurant, serving local produce, cream teas and ice creams. Why not buy the estates very own handmade organic skincare and soap range, the smell is heavenly, all made onsite!
Small, perfectly formed and very sheltered, set to the west of Penzance, a very romantic haven of some of the nicest Tree ferns, Palms & Magnolias found in the area ,a great place to take the children to play hide & seek!!
After exploring have a cream tea or an ice cream on the lawn, a great place to sneak a spot of sunbathing too!
A little further afield on the stunning south coast set on a commanding hilltop position overlooking the Roseland peninsula, the River Fal and far out to sea beyond the Carrick roads, Cornwall’s premier sailing destination.
Beautiful gardens to explore and make sure you go down to the creek side just to skim stones across the water and do the short circular walk along the River Fal to the King Harry ferry and back up to the gardens for refreshments in the stable yard tea rooms! Why not extend your day out and take the car across on the ferry to the Roseland peninsula and visit beautiful St.Mawes and if you are feeling extravagant pop into the Tresanton hotel for cream tea or Crab sandwich on their terrace overlooking the sea, www.tresanton.com.
By going further along the Roseland Peninsula one can find a number of beautiful Cornish villages including Veryan, Portscatho, Tregony and Portloe.