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 home of the world famous x williamsii camellias, Caerhays still has many original plants collected in China by the intrepid plant hunters in the early 1900’s which grow happily alongside more modern hybrids bred by the Williams family.
The Gardens are open from mid February to mid June
7 days a week 10.00 to 5pm (last admission 4pm)
Gardens open for group bookings only from June to the end of August.
Adults £8.00, Seniors £7.00, Children 5-16 £4, Children under 5 Free.
2 for 1 entry available to CGS members
Dogs welcome on leads.
Our members have some truly beautiful and interesting gardens. Take a look to see some of the wonderful things growing.
You can take out CGS membership as an individual or as a family and there are lots of benefits.
This month’s lectures come from Derry Watkins as she brings us an insightful talk about unusual and Long-blooming Garden Plants
Join us at The Alverton, Tregolls Road, Truro at 7:30pm
Derry Watkins started Special Plants Nursery 30 years ago. In 1993, she won a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship to spend three months in South Africa hunting for new plants to introduce into horticulture. In 1995 she returned, seed collecting in the Drakensberg. Since then, she has collected plants in many parts of the world and is renowned for many new plant introductions.
In 1996, Derry and her husband bought a derelict barn to convert into a house, and during the last 20 years, they have converted the fields into an amazing garden, which has featured in major horticultural journals and on television.
Derry also teaches at The English Gardening School and is the author of two books: The Complete Greenhouse Book and Sunspaces.
Join us at St Mellion International Resort, Saltash at 2:30pm