Nestled in the heart of the Cornish Riviera, The Carlyon Bay is surrounded by wondrous landscaped gardens. From world-famous treasures, you’ll visit time and time again, to those once forgotten that now seek a new wave of life.
Delve into the world of the Eden Project the 8th wonder of the world, uncover the mystery and romance that was once unknown at the Lost Gardens of Heligan, stroll the grounds of Caerhays Castle and Estate set on the coast or discover the sub-tropical paradise of Trebah. Even the smaller and quaint gardens that offer something different to behold are just as worthy to be added to your bucket list.
A 5-minute drive away or a 30-minute walk lies Tregrehan Gardens, where exploration of these grounds is similar to escaping into another world. Every inch of unmatched beauty and rich history can be discovered from the incredible range of New Zealand horticulture and magnificent flora, to the wonders within their glasshouse and tree walks. A truly wonderful escape and place to relax there really is nowhere quite like this to relax, unwind and take in all of mother nature’s serene mind-blowing creations.
The 8th wonder of the world is ever-changing and open throughout the year, is always worth the visit. Dive into the Mediterranean climate or walk-along a tropical rainforest walkway as well as explore the acres of walks and see some of the largest trees in captivity, this really is an experience like no other!
With unspoilt woodland walks sweeping down to the Lynher estuary, this is Cornwall's best-kept 100-acre secret! The perfect place to find your peace whilst marvelling at all Mother Nature has to offer with an internationally famous collection of Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Camellias, Magnolias, and Hydrangeas is Anthony Woodland gardens.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan, have become some of the most popular botanical gardens in the country with 200 acres of garden to explore with history, mystery and romance. Thirty years or so ago, these gardens were unknown and unseen and have since been brought to life with visitors wandering around all year round.
In the heart of St Austell, you'll discover Pinetum Gardens, with over 30 acres. Home to one of the largest plant collections in the county, the garden is broken down into ten individually themed garden rooms that host an array of plants with some inspired by elements of Eastern influence notably in the Japanese Garden.
Trebah Gardens are a sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop. Visit and discover the magic of this beautiful Cornish valley garden with over four miles of footpath. Follow vibrant tunnels of colour that cascade down to their own secluded beach on the Helford River.
Discover the magic of the 140 acres of Spring Gardens at Caerhays Castle and Estate. Enjoy a day exploring the natural beauty of the coastlines, the sweeping valleys, the castle grounds and the exciting rich history. Caerhays Estate is open to the public from February through to June for visitors to enjoy.
Uncover Tregothnan, which when translated from Cornish to English means "The House at The Head of The Valley". Tregothnan Estate is home to Europe's largest tea garden, nestled between Cornwall's Goldilocks climate for botanical gardens with a history going as far back as 700 years. With glorious views over the 18-metre-deep Fal River, this is a garden not to be missed.
The 30-acre garden is an International Camellia Society Garden of Excellence, one of only five in the UK. Trewithen is renowned for its rhododendrons, magnolias and Champion Trees. Trewithen is another garden which when translated from Cornish to English describes the setting perfectly. "House of Trees". The name truly captures the essence of this early Georgian house nestled in this woodland and parkland setting.