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've reopened in line with Government guidance for exploring local to you.

Please book ahead before visiting

We're looking forward to welcoming you back. We’ve reopened the places you love, safely and in line with government guidance. We recommend you book in advance for visits to gardens and parks, especially at busy times such as weekends. Please check the property webpage of the place you wish to visit before you travel.

Fal Estuary from Trelissick

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.

Spring bulbs flowering and white gate in the Upper Garden 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.

Godolphin spring magnolia

Godolphin

An ancient and atmospheric estate with a medieval garden rich in archaeology and wildlife. In the walled King's Garden, cloud-like box hedges follow neat paths that shelter the primroses flowering below them come spring.

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 to see plants that flowered in Britain for the first time. Award-winning magnolias and rhododendrons will bring spring colour, and winding wooded paths lead to sea views across Mount's Bay.

Camellias at the entrance to 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. Colourful camellias, snowdrops and early daffodils and primroses bring colour to the garden for local visitors to enjoy.

Trerice house with daffodils in the foreground

Trerice

Tranquil small but varied garden complete with Elizabethan knot garden, wild meadow and orchard, open for local walkers.