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

  • Day trip by coach

    High Gardens Nurseries, Kenton, Exeter EX6 8N  - Developed in 2005, High Garden Nurseries is set in five acres of borders, the centrepiece being a 70-metre-long double herbaceous border – a showcase for the plants it grows for sale. Be prepared to be tempted by the range, quality and price.

    Bicton Park Botanical Gardens East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton EX9 7BJ -  The magnificent Grade 2 listed Bicton Park Botanical Gardens in the picturesque Otter Valley provide the opportunity to explore themed gardens, view a flint shell house and lunch al fresco.

    The Lookout, Sowden Lane, Lympstone EX8 5HE -  The two-acre, wildlife-friendly garden at The Lookout offers a taste of heaven on the banks of the Exe Estuary. With 200 varieties of coastal-trialled species in naturalistic seaside planting, complemented by quirky driftwood sculptures and maritime objects, a Mediterranean courtyard, a fern copse and banks of ornamental grasses, this is a garden not to be missed. We will be able to purchase plants and refreshments here.

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

  • Self-drive garden visits

    National Trust Cotehele, St Dominick, Saltash PL12 6TA  - Cotehele’s Head Gardener, David Bouch will provide an insightful look into the planning, planting and growing of the thousands of flowers that make up the 60ft-long garland which adorns The Great Hall during the festive season. In July, the team will be at the mid-point of this 12-month process so here’s your chance to find out what goes on behind the scenes, take in the delights of this wonderful Cornish garden and purchase garland seeds.

    Melyn Gy, Halton Quay, St Dominick, Saltash PL12 6SL -  Melyn Gy’s owners, Jessop and Kay Price are kindly allowing us to view the quarter acre of steeply sloping garden that they created from scratch five years ago. With paths leading to mature woodland and plants sourced from specialist nurseries across the south west, including unusual Hydrangea, Cornus species and cultivars (including Cornus ‘Ormonde’ AGM), grasses and Euphorbia species and cultivars (including Euphorbia x pasteurii ’Roundway Titan’ AGM), this garden is designed to produce year-round colour and texture as well as vistas of the River Tamar.

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