Gardens in Cornwall

Cornwall is not only home to far stretching dramatic coastline and countryside, but also historic gardens. Across this ancient land are a number of gardens rooted in history. Here are the top places to visit this spring.

Banks alive with spring flowers at Trelissick garden, Cornwall

Trelissick springs to life

It's the perfect time of year for a picnics on the garden's lawns surrounded by brilliant hues in the flower beds. Enjoy bright bursts of colour and the stunning maritime views.

Yellow tulips in the formal summer garden at Antony with the top of the house peeping out from behind a hedge in the background

Garden at Antony waking up for spring

The garden team at Antony have been working hard over winter in readiness for spring bursting onto the scene. The summer garden has a fresh display of tulips, new for 2019.

Azaleas and rhododendrons reflected in the water of the Upper Pond at Trengwainton, Cornwall

Spring blooms at Trengwainton Garden 

From April onwards the garden at Trengwainton builds to a crescendo of colour from the rhododendrons and azaleas.

Godolphin spring flowers

Spring time in the garden at Godolphin

A wonderful time to visit the historic garden at Godolphin as spring takes hold and the garden comes to life. Primroses popping up everywhere, magnolia trees in bloom and raised turf walkways scattered with daffodils and snakehead fritillaries.

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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.

Snowdrops and cyclamen on the kayling lawn at Trerice

Spring in the Trerice garden

Snowdrops, cyclamen, daffodils and tulips - bold colours of spring are starting to bloom at Trerice.

pink camellias against a bright blue sky

Spring colour at Glendurgan

Camellias, daffodils, primroses, magnolias and more are out in flower in the valley garden.

A girl sitting amongst the apple blossom in the Old Orchard at Cotehele

Spring in Cotehele's garden

Spring is in full swing now but you'll find colour and beauty in Cotehele garden in all seasons, with different areas taking turns to shine as the year progresses.


Great Gardens of Cornwall

The National Trust are part of a group called the Great Gardens of Cornwall. Here is a video exploring all the exotic and varied gardens around Cornwall.