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

  • 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.