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 thanks to …

  • 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 find Eden awash …

  • 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 breathtaking. …

  • 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 original …

  • 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 vegetables, …

  • 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 & foliage in full …

  • 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 ‘firework’ …

  • 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

Members' 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.

Upcoming Events

  • Self-drive visit to Pendower House, Lanteglos-by-Fowey and Gardens Cottage, Prideaux, St Blazey

    Pendower House is a Georgian rectory. Roger Lamb will guide us through its formal herbaceous terrace, cottage garden and orchards to reveal ponds, streams and a 19th century shrub garden.

    In contrast, the country garden created by Sue and Roger Paine at Gardens Cottage is relatively new. With imaginative use of colour and planting, and year-round interest, it incorporates a formal garden, long borders, a courtyard garden and a productive kitchen/cutting garden.

    To download a booking form for this self-drive visit, please click here.

  • Day trip by coach to Bickham House, Exeter and Cadhay House and Garden, Ottery St Mary, Devon

    At Bickham House, we will discover seven acres of colour co-ordinated borders, mature trees, a fernery and a water garden. There is a formal parterre complete with lily pond and a walled garden full of vegetables and flowers. A palm tree avenue leads to a summerhouse.

    Cadhay Garden provides a tranquil setting for the magnificent Elizabethan manor house built in 1550, a tour of which is an option. Full of colour, the garden includes a 120ft herbaceous bed planted with cottage garden plants. There are clematis, roses and lilies as well as two medieval fishponds. The walled garden has been transformed into allotments.

    To download a booking form for this day trip, please click here.