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 Elizabeth Enys, known locally as Betty, who fiercely guarded the area and removed all signs indicating where the garden lay. As a result, this tranquil garden has only been open to the public in the last few decades, initially opening only occasionally for the fantastic display of bluebells.

Due to popular demand the garden is now open Tuesdays and Thursdays as well as the first Sunday of the month from April to September.
With 30-40 Acres to explore and surrounding parkland, the garden has been praised by many visitors for being an unspoilt, natural garden with a very calming effect on all that visit. Discover the New Zealand garden filled with magnificent plants, marvel at the handsome veteran trees, the beautiful ponds, the Cornish cross and apple press, relax in the summer house while enjoying the views of the parkland, and peruse the developing apple orchard planted with Cornish varieties of apple.

While you are here you can learn the history of the garden, house and the Enys family in the History Room. Don’t forget to enjoy a lovely slice of homemade cake or two served on the bone china tea set at the Tea Room.

Open from the beginning of April until the end of September every Tuesday and Thursday, and every first Sunday of the month.
Look out for the Bluebell Festival where we will be open for the week for the fabulous Bluebell display, you will not want to miss it!

For further details see website http://www.enysgardens.org.uk

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Upcoming Events

  • Self-drive Visit to South Bosent and Penmilder, Liskeard

    Sisters, Adrienne and Trish, are developing South Bosent with wildlife in mind. It comprises several themed gardens, woodland plantings, large mixed borders and a four-acre meadow. Other features include a mini-lake, 25-metre canal pond, waterfall and rill on the terrace, and several plant collections, all designed to provide year-round interest. Along with thousands of planted bulbs throughout the garden, a bluebell wood runs alongside the stream pathway.

    The gently sloping south-facing 2.5-acre garden at Penmilder includes lawns with mature borders, a lily pond with abundant wildlife and natural wooded areas. The apple orchard is particularly pretty in spring with daffodils, bluebells and primroses, whilst numerous acers surround the lawns and terrace. 

    The booking form is available to download here or in hard copy, upon request, from the organiser.

  • Day Trip by Coach to National Trust Greenway, Galmpton with Ferry Trip on the River Dart

    Enjoy a scenic return boat trip between Dartmouth and Greenway, which Agatha Christie called “the loveliest place in the world” and is now in the care of the National Trust. 

    There will be ample time to explore this much-loved house and productive walled garden with its 120ft-long peach house, vinery, allotment and softly-planted borders, all of which thrive within its protective walls. 

    Pause to relax in the informal garden and enjoy glimpses of the river from its woodland walks.

    The booking form is available to download here or in hard copy, upon request, from the organiser.