cornwall gardens to visit

cornwall gardens to visit

cornwall gardens to visit

cornwall gardens to visit

No holiday to Cornwall is complete without visiting the counties top gardens. With its mild coastal climate, there are spectacular gardens for all to see

From hidden gardens to large subtropical biomes

Cornwall has a garden to visit for everyone

Eden project

Opened in 2001 the 2 biomes houses thousands of plants from around the world. Eden is famous for its biomes (tropical and Mediterranean) which nestle in the giant 50-metre-deep crater.

Eden is great for kids – from den building to ice skating also adult entertainment with shows and concerts. It has extensive outdoor gardens

Built on a barren landscape – a former clay mine

Discover areas to learn and have fun spread over 35 acres

Home of England’s fastest zip wire – half a mile of pure zip adrenaline 60 miles per hour in 45 seconds

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Since opening in 2001, it has generated more than £2 billion for the local economy

The cost of building was approx. £ 140 million

The vision of Sir Tim Smit – an educational charity and social enterprise.

Lost gardens of Heligan

Explore the Lost Gardens of Heligan . There are several gardens to discover including Japanese and Italian gardens. Also, a walled garden and a sub-tropical jungle.

Over 200 acres of garden wonder. The lost gardens were rediscovered some 30 years ago, lost in the brambles of time since WW1

200 acres of garden history and romance

It was classed as the largest restoration project in Europe


  • Bamboo tunnels
  • Ancient woodlands
  • Magic tree ferns
  • Giant rhubarb
  • Plenty of wildlife


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Caerhays Castle and Gardens

Not far from mevagissey , this beach side castle and Caerhays estate

J.C Williams scored the world for exotic species for the 140 acres of garden

The Williams family have been owners for over 153 years

Many plants have been sourced from China

Many events and weddings are hosted here.

Caerhays castle was built in 1808 it is Cornwall’s castle by the sea – which boasts the spectacular award-winning spring gardens and private beach.



Trebah gardens

First planted over 180 years ago, approximately 5,000 plants from around the world

Rated as one of the 80 top gardens in the world. Explore all 26 acres with 4 miles of footpaths

Walk past streams and peaceful ponds

Experience enormous ferns, bamboos, and palms

In the spring see 4 acres of blue hydrangea with a steep valley leading to a private beach on the Helford River

In the summer the giant gunnera passage is a must for young and old

History of being a backdrop for service personnel for D-day landings


  • Water garden
  • Koi pool
  • 100-year-old rhododendrons

A subtropical paradise with a coastal backdrop


Tressco – Abbey Gardens – Isles of Scilly

The gardens were planted by Augustus Smith in the 19th century

The mild climate of the Scilly isles enables the growth of tropical plants such as bananas and citrus trees

Kew gardens with the lid off – exotic plants from Australia, New Zealand, and south Africa.

The combination of 12 th century priory ruins and sea vistas make this a spectacular garden

Figure heads and other artifacts from shipwrecks

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It has 20,000 plants from more than 80 countries

Trewithen  Gardens

This large estate surrounds an impressive 17 th century manor house

When Phillip Hawkins first bought Trewithen in 1715 he established the estate as home to a dynasty that has, through the centuries, made a very significant contribution to Cornwall.

Trewithen means “house of the trees “

The garden boasts 24 champion trees

Nice picnic areas and woodland walks

Trewithen is a rare and unique family gem

The tea rooms serve lovely Cornish produce

Trewithen has been used as the location for various films and television shows

Trewithen has something for everyone

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Trewidden gardens

Located in Penzance on the stunning Lands’ End peninsula.

Both Trewidden and Trengwainton House have been locations for several Rosamund Pilcher TV productions

Trewidden gardens has a rich horticultural history

Unusual, rare, and exotic plants

Finest tree ferns in Europe also a mature woodland

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