Gardens to Visit in Cornwall

Cornwall has an amazing variety of gardens to visit - from the historic Great Gardens to smaller 'hidden gems' that open only occasionally for charity. Scroll down the page and take your pick or click on the links below.

For information on NGS gardens in Cornwall go to www.ngs.org.uk and select the Cornwall page

For a some more gardens in Cornwall click here

See also gardens open for the Cornwall Wildlife Trust and Cornwall Hospice. There are links on their Home pages.

      http://www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk. and http://www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk

 

  • Glendurgan Garden

    Superb subtropical garden, with special interest for families

    Lose yourself in the three valleys of Glendurgan Garden - full of fun, natural beauty and amazing plants.

    Discover giant rhubarb …

  • Enys Garden

    Cornwall’s best kept secret

    Mystery still shrouds this unique and magical garden, whose presence, hidden within the countryside is mostly unknown to even local residents. This is due in …

  • Eden Project

    Spring at Eden

    As the days grow longer, and the sun begins to shine with a little more warmth, we’re putting the long winter behind us and welcoming in the spring at Eden!  You’ll …

  • NT Lanydrock

    Lanhydrock Garden is full of colour all year.

    The roses, herbaceous borders and dazzling parterre brighten any summer and in spring the camellias, magnolias and rhododendrons are …

  • Caerhays Gardens

    The gardens at Caerhays are a springtime wonderland for visitors.  The 120 acre woodland gardens are English Heritage Listed Grade II and holders of a National Magnolia Collection and the …

  • Potager Garden

    Potager Garden and Glasshouse Café

    Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am - 5pm from March to December

    With mature trees and lush herbaceous planting interspersed with fruit and …

  • Poppy Cottage Garden

    Situated in the heart of the beautiful Roseland Peninsula Poppy Cottage Garden covers about one acre full of colour for all year - round interest. Planted as a series of rooms, which are small …

  • The Japanese Garden & Bonsai Nursery

    East Meets West

    Spring / Summer: The garden awakens! Japanese Maples unfurl in brightest reds & greens. Cherry blossom, camellias, azaleas, & more decorate the landscape: flowers & …

  • Trewithen

    Outstanding and internationally renowned, the gardens at Trewithen are a botanical treasure trove featuring a magnificent collection of camellias, magnolias, rhododendrons as well as other famously …

  • Bosvigo Gardens

    Created by the Artist owner with dazzling displays of vivid colour and plant harmonies from February to October. Spring bulbs and Hellebores, summer herbaceous borders, autumn finale of …

  • Tremenheere Sculpture Garden

    Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens is a major new attraction in West Cornwall which opened mid September 2012. In a beautiful sheltered valley, the woods, stream and dramatic vistas provide a perfect …

  • NGS - Gardens Open for Charity

    Gardens open for charity this month

    Every year NGS gardens across England and Wales welcome about 750,000 visitors. Most gardens which open for the NGS are privately owned and open just a few …

  • Hidden Valley Gardens

    A 3 acre colourful award winning garden set in a secluded valley

    An intimate 3 acre award-winning cottage style garden and specialist plant nursery nestled in a secluded hidden valley in Cornwall. …

Member's Gardens

Our members have some truly beautiful and interesting gardens. Take a look to see some of the wonderful things growing.

 

Become a Member

You can take out CGS membership as an individual or as a family and there are lots of benefits.

  • Why not join our self-drive visit to @CoteheleNT and #MelynGy on 12th July? All the details are here https://t.co/R1YhPKFJDL

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Upcoming Events

  • Self-drive garden visits

    Prideaux Place, Padstow PL28 8RP  - Our President, Elisabeth Prideaux-Brune and her husband, Peter are offering us a special opportunity to visit their magnificent Elizabethan mansion that has been home to 14 generations of the Prideaux-Brune family. Having survived the Elizabethan, Georgian and Victorian eras, the gardens became a wilderness after the Second World War so an on-going restoration programme aims to return them to their former glory. With one of the oldest deer parks in the country and stunning views across the Camel Estuary, this is your chance to see an 80-tree lime avenue, remodelled formal Victorian garden, hornbeam (Carpinus betulas) allée and Acer glade.

    Wellgarth Plants, Bodmin (Sorry no postcode for this field) - Cassie Corby runs Wellgarth Plants, a specialist daylily (Hemerocallis) nursery that stocks hundreds of unusual varieties of these long-flowering perennials. Few can be purchased elsewhere in the UK and today’s modern hybrids combine more exquisite colour choices. Cassie will tell us how easy it is to grow and propagate these low maintenance hardy plants, which will be available to buy on the day.

    The booking form will be included in our June 2017 mailing.   

  • Self-drive garden visits

    Crugsillick​ Manor, Ruan High Lanes, Truro TR2 5LJ  - This is a wonderful late summer treat. Crugsillick is a lovely old house in an inspirational setting. The garden has been re-landscaped with a large pond and exotic flowering trees and shrubs on several levels. It has wonderful views, a kitchen garden, yew hedges and paths which define the oval lawns and broad mixed borders.

    Rosteague, Portscatho, Truro TR2 5EF -  This is a fantastic opportunity to visit Rosteague, an ancient manor house in a magical setting, with its lawns, flowerbeds and farmland rolling down to the sea. The 17th century French garden is its crowning glory with four large geometrical parterres of intricate box (Buxus sempervirens) hedging and topiary, sheltered by stone walls, which make it an interesting place to explore.

    The booking form will be included in our June 2017 mailing.