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

  • Self-drive visit to Bonython, Helston and Cross Common Nursery, The Lizard

    At Moyclare, planting began in 1927 by Moira and Louis Reid. Meandering paths lead through woodland shrubberies, herbaceous borders and sunny corners. The pond and lawns are surrounded by camellias, rhododendrons, mature trees, shrubs and many rare treasures from the Southern Hemisphere.

    Penmilder is a 2.5-acre south-facing garden with delightful bluebell woods and an apple orchard, which is particularly pretty with primroses and daffodils in the spring. 

    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, 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.

    A booking form for this self-drive visit will be available in March 2021.

  • Garden Holiday to Highgrove and the Cotswolds

    Join us on this tailor made CGS group holiday to Highgrove and the Cotswolds.

    This gardens holiday made by Brightwater Holidays will include a guided tour and lunch at Highgrove, visits to the gardens of Hidecote Manor, Kiftsgate Court and Eastleach House.

    Dinner, bed and breakfast at the 4* Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall Hotel.

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