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Must Visit Gardens in Cornwall

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Caerhays Castle Spring Gardens

Exploring Cornwall'sDiverse Gardens

A visit to Cornwall would not be complete without immersing oneself in the renowned gardens scattered across the region. Spend glorious days wandering amidst acres of meticulously manicured landscapes, vibrant flower displays, and enchanting woodland trails. From historic estates to hidden gems, Cornwall boasts an abundance of botanical treasures waiting to be explored. Whether you're drawn to the subtropical paradise of Trebah Garden, the exotic allure of the Lost Gardens of Heligan, or the tranquil beauty of Antony Woodland Gardens, each destination offers a unique botanical journey filled with awe-inspiring sights and fragrant blooms.

With our carefully curated list of must-visit gardens in Cornwall, embark on a botanical adventure like no other, and discover the breathtaking beauty that awaits amidst the idyllic landscapes of this enchanting region.

Lost Gardens of Heligan
The Lost Gardens of Heligan

St Austell, Cornwall
10% off entry when you stay with us

Nestled in the heart of Cornwall, the Lost Gardens of Heligan offer a captivating journey through time and nature. Once forgotten and overgrown, these historic gardens have been lovingly restored to their former glory, showcasing a mesmerizing array of flora and fauna. Visitors can wander through lush greenery, winding pathways, and hidden alcoves, discovering ancient woodlands, serene lakes, and intricate sculptures along the way.

Antony Woodland Gardens in Cornwall
Antony Woodland Garden

Torpoint, Cornwall
20% off entry when you stay with us

Antony Woodland Gardens, nestled in the picturesque region of Torpoint, Cornwall, offers a tranquil and enchanting escape for nature lovers and garden enthusiasts alike. This hidden gem is recognised as an International Camellia Garden of Excellence and is one of only four in the country. It lies adjacent to the National Trust property Antony House and provides visitors with a captivating journey through diverse landscapes, rich history, and breathtaking flora.

Greenhouses at Tregrehan Gardens
Tregrehan Gardens

Par, Cornwall
10% off entry when you stay with us

Tregrehan Gardens is a botanical paradise renowned for its stunning collection of rare plants and exotic species. Spread across 20 acres of lush greenery, this historic garden offers a captivating journey through diverse landscapes, from tranquil woodlands to vibrant flower-filled glades. Dating back to the early 18th century, Tregrehan boasts a rich horticultural heritage, with towering ancient trees and an array of meticulously curated plantings. Please refer to the opening hours on the website, although visits at other times can be arranged.

Trebah Gardens in Cornwall
Trebah Gardens

Falmouth, Cornwall

Trebah Garden, nestled along the picturesque coastline of Cornwall, is a true gem of natural beauty and tranquility. This subtropical paradise offers visitors a breathtaking escape into lush greenery, vibrant blooms, and serene water features. Wander along winding pathways through ancient woodlands, marvel at exotic plant species from around the world, and discover hidden corners filled with enchanting surprises. 

Lanhydrock House

Bodmin, Cornwall

Lanhydrock Gardens in Cornwall stands as a testament to timeless beauty and historical grandeur. Nestled within the expansive Lanhydrock Estate, these meticulously manicured gardens offer a picturesque escape into nature's embrace. Visitors can stroll through a tapestry of colourful flower beds, meander along tranquil pathways shaded by ancient trees, and marvel at the intricate designs of ornamental gardens. 

Pinetum Gardens St Austell
Pinetum Gardens

St Austell, Cornwall

Pinetum Gardens in Cornwall is a tranquil haven of botanical splendour, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in the beauty of nature. Nestled amidst the scenic landscapes of Cornwall, this enchanting garden showcases an impressive collection of plants from around the world, with a particular focus on conifers. Visitors can wander through winding pathways lined with towering trees, vibrant shrubs, and colourful blooms, taking in the serene ambience and fragrant aromas.

Caerhays Castle Spring Gardens
Caerhays Gardens

St Austell, Cornwall

Caerhays Gardens, nestled along the idyllic coast near St. Austell, stands as a botanical treasure trove, offering visitors a captivating glimpse into Cornwall's natural beauty. This enchanting estate boasts an impressive collection of rare and exotic plants, set amidst breathtaking landscapes and sweeping sea views. Wander through lush woodland trails, marvel at the vibrant blooms of rhododendrons and camellias, and discover hidden corners adorned with tranquil ponds and cascading waterfalls.

tregothnan and glenburns tea estate

Truro, Cornwall

Tregothnan stands as a beacon of Cornwall's rich history and natural beauty. Home to the historic Tregothnan Estate, renowned as the only tea plantation in England, this picturesque locale offers a unique blend of tradition and innovation. Explore lush gardens adorned with rare botanical treasures, wander through ancient woodlands steeped in centuries of heritage, and sample the finest teas crafted from the estate's own tea leaves. With its stunning surroundings and fascinating heritage, Tregothnan invites visitors to embark on a journey of discovery unlike any other in Cornwall.

Eden Project
Eden Project

Bodelva, Cornwall

This iconic attraction is home to the world's largest indoor rainforest, housed within colossal biomes that showcase the diversity of plant life from around the globe. Visitors are invited to wander through lush tropical jungles, explore Mediterranean landscapes, and marvel at the stunning array of flora and fauna on display. Beyond its breathtaking beauty, the Eden Project serves as a hub for education and conservation, inspiring millions to connect with nature and take action to protect our planet. 

Retreat to luxury

After a day of exploring Cornwall's mesmerising gardens, there's no better way to unwind than by settling back into the luxurious embrace of The Carlyon Bay Hotel. With its opulent bedrooms, attentive service, and AA-recommended spa facilities, every moment is tailored to exceed your expectations.

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