Summer highlights in Lanhydrock's garden

It's not just the house at Lanhydrock that's 'listed', the gardens are as well. You can find out more about how the gardens developed from the 17th century onwards in the display in the higher garden's thatched cottage, or just ask one of our friendly gardeners.

Hydrangeas growing along the church path at Lanhydrock, Cornwall

Heavenly hydrangeas in Lanhydrock's garden

The blue and purple hydrangea blooms are a real highlight of Lanhydrock's garden in the summer. Ever wondered why they are so blue in Cornwall?

Lanhydrock Respryn bridge

Lanhydrock summer walks

There are a host of ways to see the countryside and garden at Lanhydrock. Join a garden or estate tour with one of our friendly volunteer guides or explore at your own pace within the formal garden or three circular estate walks.

Lanhydrock Garden Parterre

Lanhydrock parterre

The fabulous formal parterre brings a real touch of grandeur to the gardens. Take a stroll through the neat, planted beds and check out the cheeky cherubs on the urns. The complicated pattern is bedded out in spring and summer.

Actaea Racemosa

Actaea racemosa

Actaea racemosa or Black Cohosh The half-metre long white bottlebrush spikes carry many tiny flowers above the deep green leaves. The scented flowers lack petals and sepals having tight clusters of 55-110 white stamens up to 1 cm long surrounding a white stigma.