Cornwall’s Top Gardens To Visit This Year

Cornwall’s Top Gardens To Visit This Year

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Fill your spring with a Cornish garden trail to see the best and most beautiful foliage in our stunning county!

 

  1. Lost Gardens of Heligan in St Austell – Starting with perhaps one of our more famous Gardens, Heligan has big plans for 2018. Last year they were awarded Best UK Leisure Attraction in the 2017 British Travel Awards for the second year in a row. With a kitchen full of delicious food and drink, a variety of glorious gardens to explore and great activities for families and children.

 

  1. Trengwainton in Penzance – A sheltered garden full to the brim with exotic shrubs and trees, Trengwainton is owned and curated by the National Trust. The gardens contain rare plants from around the world. Dogs are welcome and the gardens have recently improved their accessibility for those who experience difficulty walking.

 

  1. Trewithen in Probus – A visit to Trewithen and you’ll find yourself surrounded in a stunning 30 acres of beautifully curated estate grounds. Flowers have already started to bloom at Trewithen and if it’s not the regal house and amazing history to tempt you then a fantastic plant centre then their Tea Shed café with fresh, local food and an emphasis on natural and homemade definitely will. Open until June 30th

 

  1. Tremanton in Saltash – Amongst the stoney ruins of a miniature medieval castle, Tremanton Castle gardens were conceived during 2012, when garden designers Julian and Isabel Bannerman planted a garden to compliment the castles romantic and ancient history. Wild flowers, orchards and woodlands are bursting with English and Cornish florals. tremantoncastle.com

 

  1. Trelissick in Truro – On the outskirts of Truro, Trelissick Gardens is perfect for those spring walks. Set in its own peninsula, it provides stunning views of the beautiful Fal estuary and open parkland for those with dogs. At the famous Trelissick house you’ll find a programme of exhibitions that change throughout the year, revealing stories about the gardens history. Crofters café offers great wholesome food and their art galleries house some of the best of Cornwall’s artists and makers.

 

  1. Enys Gardens in Penryn – Shrouded in blankets of bluebells, you need to catch Enys Gardens during late spring and summer to appreciate its full beauty. Re-opening on Easter Sunday this year, expect to find open meadows, a glorious New Zealand garden, ponds and a waterwheel. It’s a Cornish paradise and you can even sample their very own home grown honey from the Enys bees. enysgardens.org.uk

 

  1. Caerhays Estate in the Roseland – A garden full of heritage and history, Caerhays Estate has an air of grandeur about its plants and trees. With 100-year-old magnolias alongside Champions and Evergreen Oaks. www.caerhays.co.uk

 

  1. Tregothnan Gardens in Truro – Catch a rare glimpse of these private gardens when they open for one weekend on the 21st and 22nd April 2018 with all proceedings raised going to charity. This year Tregothnan is supporting the Merlin MS Centre, who helps those living with Multiple Sclerosis and other neurological conditions. Lose yourself in the world’s biggest rhododendrons reaching up to 40 feet high and enjoy just the sheer scale of tis one-hundred-acre garden. Children under 16 go free and dogs on leads are welcome. Check out tregothnan.co.uk for more details.

 

  1. The Japanese Garden in Newquay – Experience the floral magic of the oriental world in Cornwall at the Japanese Gardens, family owned and run, achieve tranquillity in this peaceful and stunning garden that artistically brings the peaceful themes and architectural wonders of Japan’s gardens to life.  japanesegarden.co.uk

 

  1. Trebah Garden in Falmouth – Open all year round, Trebah offers something different and beautiful every season. Located near Helford River, this exotic paradise hidden away in a valley is full of activities and special events all year round suitable for families, groups and couples. www.trebah.co.uk

 

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