Gardens near Plymouth

There's plenty of spring colour to be found in a garden near you. Here are our favourite gardens near Plymouth to explore, play in and get some vital fresh air. At the moment they're filled with blossom, bluebells, leaves in bud and all the joys of spring.

Visiting this summer

We’ve reopened the places you love, safely and in line with government guidance. Advance booking for visits helps us keep everyone safe and socially distanced. At quieter times such as weekdays, booking shouldn't be necessary, but to guarantee entry we recommend booking in advance, especially at weekends and bank holidays. Please check the property webpage before you visit and follow government guidance.

Orange rose with a backdrop of purple catmint and the north corner of the house.

Antony

Near Torpoint, the garden at Antony is home to playful topiary, intriguing sculptures, fountains and sweeping views over the water. In summer, the garden comes to life with roses, peonies, daylilies and catmint.

A blossoming tree outside the cottages on the Buckland Abbey estate

Buckland Abbey

Tranquillity and history meet at this ancient gem in the Tavy Valley landscape, with gardens, meadows, orchards and woodlands to explore.

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.

Spring blossom in the garden at Lanhydrock, Cornwall

Lanhydrock

You'll find ancient woodlands and tranquil riverside paths on Lanhydrock's estate, near Bodmin. There's no need to book to walk around the estate, but tickets must be booked to visit the garden.

A bed of daffodils in the garden

Saltram 

At Saltram there's a secret garden to lose yourself and parkland with riverside and woodland walks. Strolling through this precious green space on the outskirts of Plymouth, you can almost forget that the city lies so close.