Caerhays Castle Gardens, near Truro
One of the finest places to see rhododendrons, magnolias, camellias. Castle open. A great visit.
Caerhays Castle and gardens near Truro, are located in a sheltered valley overlooking Porthluney Cove on the South Cornish Coast. You park on the edge of the cove which looks over the Atlantic Ocean.
Quote from Head Gardener
The 140 acre garden at Caerhays contains a combination of both spectacular spring displays of enormous tree magnolias, rhododendrons and camellias as well as a huge range of rare woodland trees and shrubs originating primarily from China. It therefore has plenty to offer the more enthusiastic gardeners as well as those who simply want to admire and appreciate the unique spectacle.
A must for lovers of magnolias and rhododendrons.
Editor's note - This is one of my favourite Cornish Gardens with some of the best magnolias you are likely to find anywhere. There are many paths with plenty of viewpoints. The castle is also open.
What is the best time to visit Caerhays Castle?
Probably best from end of March to mid May, but could be earlier depending on previous weather.
What are the opening times for Caerhays Gardens?
Open daily from 17th February – 14th June
The Castle will be open for guided tours from 16th Macrh – 12th June.
See website for times.
Tea Room, dogs on leads, limited disabled access.
- Street: Caerhays Castle, Gorran
- Postcode: PL26 6LY
- City: St Austell
- County: Cornwall
- Country: United Kingdom
- Telephone: 01872 501310
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