What to see this spring 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.

View of the formal garden at Lanhydrock on a misty morning

Discover more on a free garden tour

If you'd like to find out more about Lanhydrock's beautiful listed garden, then come along to one of our free guided tours. Volunteer guides lead people around the formal gardens twice a day on most weekdays, sharing their knowledge and answering your questions.

Magnolia Albatross

Magnificent magnolias at Lanhydrock

You'll find a riot of pink and white magnolia blossom in the garden from early spring. Find out more about the different varieties here and when to see them at their best.

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.

Borlas's Stream

Borlase's stream

If you're interested in birds then this stream in the higher garden is the spot to look for nuthatches building their nests, as they collect mud from the banks of this stream in spring.

Broad Path

The magnolia arch and broad path

Lanhydrock is famous for its fabulous magnolia trees which are found all around the higher garden. We've even got a magnolia arch by the thatched cottage, which you can walk through to explore the higher garden.