Cornish gardens to visit in Spring
Cornwall has some of the most magnificent and beautiful gardens to choose from; here are 10 to try this Spring
Trebah Garden – near Falmouth
Trebah Garden is a beautiful sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop. The 25 acre garden descends to its own beach on the beautiful Helford River and houses a distinctive restaurant with a Mediterranean-style terrace.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan – St Austell
Discover romantic Victorian gardens and pleasure grounds along winding paths laid out over two centuries ago. Heligan is described as an exotic outdoor Jungle, with over 200 acres waiting to be explored. Don’t miss the famous Mud Maid, Giant’s Head and Grey Lady.
Eden Project – St Austell
Eden Project houses some of the biggest greenhouses in the world and has become a place to discover a wealth of plants and natural wonders. As you wander between the mesmerising biomes you will step into a tropical rainforest and experience a Mediterranean oasis.
Glendurgan – Falmouth
This thriving sub-tropical valley garden runs down to the Helford River at the fishing village of Durgan. Wind through the exotic gardens to meet the water's edge. One of the most exciting features is the cherry laurel maze dating back to 1833, where you can lose yourself and the kids in a magical web.
Mount Edgcumbe Country Park
With both formal gardens and acres of country park to explore, Mt Edgcumbe is a delight in the spring. Swathes of daffodils, the National Camilia Collection and some of the tallest rhododendrons this side of the Himalaya. Plus there's the house to explore, and the Orangery, and the views....
Trerice House and Gardens – Newquay
An intimate Elizabethan manor and a Cornish gem, Trerice House and Gardens is favourited for its tranquility and stillness. Look out for Tudor-themed family and adult workshops, family trails and special Living History days.
Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens – Penzance
Set in a beautiful sheltered valley, the woods, stream and dramatic vistas provide a perfect setting for an exotic and sub-tropical garden. The garden boasts spectacular views of Marazion's St Michael's Mount and has a wide collection of art throughout.
Trelissick Garden – near Truro
Perched at the head of the Fal Estuary, Trelissick boasts jaw-dropping river views and a massive 375 acres of gardnes and woodland. For the full experience, catch a ferry from Truro, Falmouth or the Roseland Peninsula to land at this waterside garden.
Lanhydrock is a magnificent late Victorian country house with formal gardens and woodland to explore, but the garden opens onto an extensive network of footpaths zig-zagging through 900-acres of beautiful countryside. Great for walkers.
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