A double beech avenue climbs through the parkland to the grey granite Lanhydrock House, tucked into the wooded ridge behind.
There has been a garden here since the 17th century, but the present framework was established only in the Victorian period, and few of the plants are more than 80 years old. Formal parterres are spread out under the east front.
On the slopes above , paths wander through a woodland landscape, planted in in a semi-formal, Cornish fashion with stands of rhododendrons and Himalayan magnolias, wreathed in green lichen, that have grown to their full size.
From here there are superb views down over the garden and the Fowey valley landscape.
Lanhydrock lies 8 miles inland and the grounds rise to 130 metres above sea level meaning that plants have to cope with a harsher climate than south Cornwall's famous coastal gardens, however, it still puts on a dazzling sping show of magnolias, camelias and rhododendrons along with a carpet of wild blooms in the woodland.
Here are the different areas of the garden you can explore, click on each section to find out more