Bluebells in Cornwall

Across Cornwall the National Trust looks after woodlands and gardens that have carpets of bluebells. Here are some top picks for places to spot these colourful signs of spring.

Bluebell woods at Godolphin

Godolphin, Cornwall

Godolphin is rich in archaeology and wildlife. The sixteenth-century garden is one of the most important historic gardens in Europe. The tranquil and mysterious woodland, where the years of mining have left an unnatural undulating landscape, is carpeted in bluebells throughout April and May.

a path surrounded by bluebells with a large pink flowering rhododendron in the foreground leads down through the garden at Glendurgan in Cornwall

Brilliant bluebells at Glendurgan

For more than 25 years the sloping sides of the valley garden at Glendurgan have been looked after to make them a home for a beautiful mix of wildflowers.

Bluebells covering the woodland floor at Lanhydrock

Bluebells in the wood

Lanhydrock's Great Wood is a sea of blue this April. Come and enjoy the carpets of sweet-scented bluebells in the peaceful woodland or walk amongst a riot of spring colour in the formal gardens.

Bluebells in Trelissick garden, Cornwall

Blankets of bluebells at Trelissick

Come and see Trelissick spring to life. With bluebells flowering and rhododendrons blooming, the garden is bursting with colour. Winding paths reveal sights of splendour around every corner.

Bluebell in Cornwall

Bluebells at Cotehele

The woods between Cotehele Quay and the Chapel-in-the-Wood is the place to find bluebells. The chapel marks the spot where Richard Edgcumbe I made a narrow escape from King Richard III's men in 1483.

Bluebells in the woods at Buckland Abbey

Across the border, Buckland Abbey  

At Buckland Abbey, near Tavistock, there are meandering paths through woods and countryside with breathtaking views, all with the seasonal glow of carpets of bluebells.


Miles of coast paths, sandy beaches, exotic gardens and a rich mining history. Cornwall's varied landscape offers a rich variety for summer days out.