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!
Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens
Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens is located in the village of Gulval, just outside Penzance in Cornwall. A beautiful sheltered valley in west Cornwall, surrounded by woods, streams and dramatic vista, provides the perfect setting for the 22-acre exotic and sub-tropical garden. The dramatic gardens provide the backdrop to contemplative and inspiring art. Make sure that you head to the Tremenheere Kitchen during your visit. With a good selection of lighter bites and main courses, you certainly won’t be disappointed!
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.