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Hidden Valley Garden's Mediterranean area

Hidden Valley Gardens, near St Austell

RHS PARTNER GARDEN OF THE YEAR UK WINNER 2023. Hidden Valley - Award winning garden - the most colourful Summer Garden in Cornwall

The overall design has been to create different plantings of interest, all linked by paths and with a main ‘route’ to tour the gardens.  
The beds/borders each have a theme; some are plants collections such as Dahlia, Crocosmia, & Agapanthus, others are colour combinations.
The planting is an informal cottage garden style with lots of herbaceous perennials and self-seeding annuals, giving colour throughout the season. There is a pond area with wildlife and bog planting, a shady fernery, a primrose garden,& spring garden with snowdrops & hellebores.  There are also Japanese & Mediterranean areas and Iris Bed. 
The garden is productive with fruit trees and soft fruit bushes. Garden features have been added including a stone Gazebo, a stone well house built over a spring, a Water Feature powered by solar energy and a raised pond with a fountain near the house. 
The Garden has been featured in a numbers of books/magazines including the RHS Garden magazine.  It has also won Cornwall Tourism Awards both as a Garden and ‘Wildlife Friendly’ location.

If you are looking for things to do in Cornwall this weekend we have some beautiful places for you to visit on your day out

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Hidden Valley Gardens Opening Times - see latest information by visiting website.
Group Visits: Available by appointment including evenings. Home-made cakes. Plant sales. Self-catering accommodation available. 

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Twitter: @hiddengardens

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. Not suitable for coaches. Narrow lane appropriate with passing places.


  • Telephone: 01208 873225
  • E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  • Street: Hidden Valley Gardens
  • Postcode: PL24 2TU
  • City: Par
  • County: Cornwall
  • Country: United Kingdom


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