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 …

  • 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. …

  • 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 …

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

  • Garden holiday to the Gardens of Kent and Sussex

    This five-day garden tour takes in the finest gardens of Kent and Sussex, and showcases late summer planting. One of the many highlights is an exclusive visit to Perch Hill where we will enjoy a talk by Sarah Raven, a guided tour of her gardens and lunch.

    Other highlights include a guided tour of Christopher Lloyd’s and Fergus Garrett’s Great Dixter, and a visit to Vita Sackville- West’s Sissinghurst. This holiday will also include entry to the magnificent RHS Partner Gardens of Great Comp and Merriments, the award-winning Pashley Manor and West Dean Gardens.

    Dinner, bed and breakfast will be provided at the Mercure Hotel at Tunbridge Wells and we will benefit from the services of a Brightwater Tour Manager.

    If you would like to join us on this garden holiday, please click here to download a booking form.

  • Day trip by coach to Burrow Farm Gardens and Prospect House, Axminster

    Burrow Farm Gardens provide 13 acres of colour-themed planting and lawns that sweep past an ancient oak to the lake. The Anniversary Garden, created in 2010, with its ornamental grasses and perennials, is at its best at this time of year. Other areas include the Terrace Garden, Rose Garden, Millennium Garden, Woodland Garden and Wildflower Meadow which contains two wildlife ponds.

    In contrast, the one-acre plantsman’s garden at Prospect House is hidden behind high walls with Axe valley views. Well- stocked borders of rare and tender shrubs mingle with late summer perennials including rudbeckia, helenium, echinacea, helianthus, crocosmia, grasses and 200 varieties of salvia.

    To join us on this day trip, please click here to download our booking form.