Cornwall Garden Tours
Personal tours based on your requirements. Relax and treat yourself to the convenience of a tour and see the best of Cornish gardens whenever you visit.
With over 100 gardens open to the public Cornwall offers choice for any garden lover - large estates, cottage gardens, sheltered subtropical valleys, intimate private gardens, spectacular clifftop gardens, magnificent tree collections.
Each tour is designed around you - because you choose when to visit, where to stay and for how long – I help you decide what to see. Mix and match garden visits with everything else Cornwall has to offer – mining heritage, beaches, shopping, festivals, art galleries, dramatic coastal scenery - you get to choose. Whatever your interests, budget, length of stay, location or the time of year I am confident I can help you plan a personalised tour which is perfect for you.
I start with your circumstances - so if you already have your trip and accommodation booked I can recommend the nearest and best gardens at that time of year. Alternatively if you know the gardens you want to see - or the types of gardens / plants - then I can recommend when to visit and which part of Cornwall to stay in.
I try and ensure your final itinerary minimises the time spent travelling and maximises your enjoyment of what Cornwall has to offer. Start and finish times are decided by you - and once your tour starts we can vary the length of time spent at a garden or add other visits - and of course react to the weather!
Your tour can include collection from or drop-off to railway stations and the airport - and if you want to stay at different places in the county I can move you and your luggage as part of your tour.
Every tour includes collection from and return to your chosen location (hotel, cottage, station etc). You travel in a well-equipped vehicle with air conditioning, complimentary refreshments and travelling library. All entrance fees are included in the price of your tour. I normally include 3 gardens in a full day tour and aim to ensure you have access to a cafe / restaurant at lunchtime.
Mining Heritage tours
Cornwall has a very rich and varied heritage from centuries of mining activity – now promoted through World Heritage Site status. Any tour can take you to a combination of museums and visitor centres, preserved buildings and sites, as well as the chance to see some spectacular scenery and coastal locations. I can also help you explore the very strong links between the mining industry and Cornwall’s gardens and garden history – ranging from large estates established by wealthy mine owners to old workings re-claimed as gardens and nature reserves.
Tickets / Price Guides
Every tour is priced individually based on your circumstances. A typical full day tour for two people would be £220-£250 in total. Price includes all entrance fees and pickup / return from your hotel.
Tours available throughout the year – any day of the week.
Jeremy - owner / tour guide