Gardens in Cornwall

Cornwall is not only home to far stretching dramatic coastline and countryside, but also a number of beautiful and historic gardens. Across this ancient land are gardens rooted in history; here's a list of the best of them to visit in Cornwall which we're reopened in line with Government guidance for exploring, playing in and relaxing in.

Please book ahead before visiting

We're looking forward to welcoming you back. We’re reopening the places you love, safely and in line with government guidance. We recommend you book in advance for visits to gardens, parks and houses, especially at busy times such as weekends. See what’s open and ready for you to book this week below.

Sweeping, autumnal view down to the River Lynher

Antony

Near Torpoint, the garden at Antony is home to playful topiary, intriguing sculptures, fountains and sweeping views over the water. Right now the summer borders are alive with buzzing insects and bright colours.

View from tennis lawn across the Carrick Roads

Trelissick

An estate with maritime views and woodland walks, near Truro. Explore the meandering paths through the garden, leading to exotic plants and herbaceous borders. Summer is when the luxuriant main lawn looks it's best and the deep, richly planted borders are fit to burst.

View of the east range of the house and East Terraces garden in autumn at Cotehele, Cornwall

Cotehele

Glorious Cornish garden with valley views and an expansive estate to explore. The garden features terraces, ponds and orchards with 150 local apple varieties. The herbaceous borders are spectacular at this time of year.

Lavender in front of the summer house

Trerice

Tranquil small but varied garden complete with Elizabethan knot garden, wild meadow and orchard. The turf labyrinth is 50m wide and 1km to the middle and out again - a great way to let off some steam.

Lanhydrock Autumn House

Lanhydrock

You'll find ancient woodlands and tranquil riverside paths on Lanhydrock's estate, near Bodmin. The extensive gardens have year-round colour from herbaceous borders and fabulous formal parterre.

Visitors on the bridge in the lower valley at Glendurgan

Glendurgan Garden

Peaceful and playful valley garden near Falmouth, where big leaves and exotic flowers thrive in the jungle-like lower valley and sun-loving specimens enjoy the upper banks. The wildflowers are over leaving lush greens and long grass which is a haven for wildlife.

 Azaleas and rhododendron with the wooden bridge near the pond at Trengwainton Garden, Cornwall

Trengwainton Garden

Sheltered garden bursting with exotic trees and shrubs where you can follow in the footsteps of the 1920s plant hunters. During summer the lush, cool greens of the giant tree ferns and native beech trees blend with pockets of vibrant flowers throughout the garden.

 Flower borders in summer at Godolphin, Cornwall

Godolphin

An ancient and atmospheric estate with a medieval garden rich in archaeology and wildlife. The Kings Garden is a scented sun trap at this time of year, while the herbaceous borders of the Side Garden (left largely untouched since the 16th century) are full of height, colour and scent.

St Michael's Mount, Cornwall

St Michael's Mount

Rocky island crowned by a subtropical terraced garden with views of spectacular Mount's Bay.