Hidden Valley Gardens

An intimate, three-acre colourful award-winning cottage-style garden and specialist plant nursery, nestled in a secluded, hidden valley in Cornwall that won the RHS Partner Garden of the Year 2021 - Regional Winner (South West & Wales).

There are 26 identified beds and borders that are full of colour from early season to late autumn. It is a wonderfully peaceful place to sit and dream amongst the borders and beds set with herbaceous perennials, shrubs and grasses, and collections of Crocosmia, Agapanthus and Dahlias. There is a pond area with wildlife and bog planting, and a shady Fernery as well as Japanese and Mediterranean areas and an Iris bed. You can make your own refreshments in the Tea Hut and sample homemade cakes. You can also purchase plants from the nursery. Dogs on leads welcome.

Open daily from 20th March to 15th October, between 10am and 6pm.

Entry is £7.50. Admission for children is free. CGS members receive a 10% discount on plants purchased from the nursery on the production of a current CGS membership card.

Self-catering accommodation is available.

Web: www.hiddenvalleygardens.co.uk

Discount: We will give 10% discount on plant sales to Cornwall Garden Society members.

Directions: From A390 between St Austell and Lostwithiel, turn onto the B3269 towards Fowey, then right after 200 yards following the signs for 2 miles.

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

  • 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.