Gardens to visit in Cornwall

gardens in cornwallGardens to visit in Cornwall including Heligan and many up to date reviews.

Cornwall is one of our favourite destinations especially in Spring and early summer when most of the gardens are at their best. The camellias start appearing as early as December in some places with daffodils in early January. The main season however is from March onwards when the magnolias and rhododendrons begin to flower. The season for these plants lasts to around late May but after that time there are plenty of Gardens with summer interest.

Two small cottage gardens I would recommend are Poppy Cottage Garden on the Roseland peninsula and Pinsla Garden and Nursery. Both are full of colour from early summer onwards and whilst fairly small you will come away with plenty of ideas for your own garden and perhaps a few plants too. The weather in Cornwall is mild and wet in Winter, and warm in summer with a little more rain than the rest of the country. You may however be lucky to visit during a prolonged dry spell in the summer when the temperatures can lift to the mid twenties centigrade. We suggest that you spend at least a few days to make the most of your visit.

So if you are visiting towns like Penzance, Newquay, Truro, St Ives and other places we have all the information you require.

So use our index or map to plan your break and you may also want to use the hotels detailed on our guide which have genuine visitor reviews. If you would prefer to go on a guided tour then we can arrange this for you so why not request one of our garden holiday brochures.

Antony House Gardens in Cornwall

Antony House and Gardens, near Torpoint

Antony House dates from the 18th century and overlooks the Lynher River.

Antony Woodland Gardens

Antony Woodland Garden, Torpoint

Cornwall, Antony Woodland Gardens An International Camellia Garden of Excellence with a National Collection of Camellia Japonica

Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden, with sculpture, granite bridge, over a small stream, and deep green tropical plants

Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden

Cornwall, This small garden set near to the bustling streets of St Ives is a quiet oasis and a reminder of the great work of Dame Barbara Hepworth.

Beautiful Gardens Cornwall

Bonython Estate Gardens, Helston

Cornwall, The beautiful Bonython Estate Gardens covering 20 acresnear Helston have been created by Susan Nathan and are really worth visiting

Bosvigo Garden in Truro

Bosvigo Garden

Cornwall, Small but delightful in summer on the outskirts of Truro.

Burncoose Garden & Nursery

Burncoose Gardens and Nurseries, near Redruth

Cornwall, Great plant nursery with informal Spring displays of rhododendrons.

Caerhays Castle Garden

Caerhays Castle Gardens, near Truro

Cornwall, One of the finest places to see rhododendrons, magnolias, camellias. Castle open. A great visit.

Cotehele Manor and Gardens

Cotehele House Gardens, near Plymouth

Cornwall, Cothele Manor House and garden are a real treat and on the edge of Dartmoor

The Eden Project is open all year

Eden Project, near St Austell

Cornwall, A stunning visitor attraction with must-see Biomes and dramatic outdoor landscaping.

Glendurgan Garden

Glendurgan Garden, near Falmouth

Cornwall, Glendurgan Garden - Lovely in early summer and with maze for children.

Godolphin House and Garden

Godolphin House and Gardens

Cornwall, Remarkable House and historic gardens not yet restored.

Fairy Well

Hidden Valley Gardens, near St Austell

Cornwall, Hidden Valley - Award winning with great colours near Fowey.

Japanese Garden in Cornwall

Japanese Garden

Cornwall, Japanese Garden near the North Cornwall Coast

Ken Caro Gardens

Ken-Caro Garden near Dartmoor

Cornwall, Privately run with great views towards Dartmoor.

Lamorran House Garden in St Mawes

Lamorran House Garden

Cornwall, Lamorran House Garden is set on a hillside with exotic plants in St Mawes.

 Lanhydrock House Gardens

Lanhydrock House and Gardens, near Bodmin

Cornwall, Lannhydock House and Garden is one of our favourite places to visit

Lost Gardens of Heligan

Lost Gardens of Heligan, St Austell

Cornwall, Restored back from obscurity - The Lost Gardens of Heligan are one of Britain's finest restorations.

Marsh Villa Garden

Marsh Villa Garden, St Austell

Cornwall, Marsh Villa Gardens has lovely old fashioned plantings in lovely location, good from April to September.

Mount Edgcumbe House and Garden

Mount Edgcumbe Park, House and Gardens, Torpoint

Cornwall, Part of a Country Park with lovely informal grounds.

National Dahlia Collection, Penzance

National Dahlia Collection, Penzance

Cornwall, More colour than you can imagine with over 1,000 varieties od dahlias

Pencarrow House Gardens

Pencarrow House and Gardens, near Bodmin

Cornwall, Pencarrow House, another Cornish garden and extensive woodland best early summer.

Penjerrick Gardens

Penjerrick Gardens, near Falmouth

Cornwall, Peaceful 15 acre, sub-tropical, spring-flowering.

Pinetum Park and Gardens

Pinetum Park and Gardens

Cornwall, Extensive shrubs, trees and plants which look good most of the year.

The Pinsla Garden near Bodmin

Pinsla Garden and Nursery, near Bodmin

Cornwall, Small and eccentric full of plants - near Bodmin.

 Poppy Cottage Garden

Poppy Cottage Garden

Cornwall, Poppy Cottage Garden one of the prettiest in the South West

St Just in Roseland Churchyard

St Just in Roseland Churchyard

Cornwall, One of the prettiest churchyards in Britain with spring flowers, rhododendrons and camellias.

St. Michaels Mount Garden

St. Michaels Mount Garden

Cornwall, St Michaels Mount has superb subtropical gardens and you can also visit the castle.

Trebah Gardens

Trebah Gardens, an attraction near Falmouth

Cornwall, Trebah Gardens, near Falmouth are one of our favourites in Cornwall

Tregrehan Garden

Tregrehan Garden

Cornwall, See rhododendrons with many varieties.

Trelissick Gardens near Truro

Trelissick Gardens, Truro

Cornwall, Lovely in Spring with informal walks, and great views.

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