Gardens of 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. These gardens are open to explore so you can experience these tranquil spaces, colourful all year round. Take a look and see which you'd like to explore.

The wavy hedges of Glendurgan maze in Cornwall seen from above

Glendurgan 

Lose yourself on a walk through the three valleys of Glendurgan Garden - full of fun, informality, natural beauty and amazing plants. Discover big leaves and exotic flowers in the jungle-like lower valley and sun-loving specimens enjoying the upper banks. In spring thousands of wildflowers carpet the sloping sides of this steep valley.

Visitors walking their dog through Trengwainton Garden

Trengwainton Garden 

The dog friendly 25 acres is home to special plants nurtured for generations by those with a passion for their beauty and extraordinary story. Stroll through the walled kitchen garden and you’ll walk the length of Noah’s Ark; visit the tea-room and you’ll most likely eat some of the kitchen garden’s produce.

Outside the Water Tower

Trelissick 

On its own peninsula with ever-changing views of the estuary of the River Fal, Trelissick has one of the most amazing natural settings in the country. There are more than 30 acres of elevated garden to explore, with twisting paths that lead you through collections of hydrangeas, rhododendrons, camellias, ginger lilies and year-round woodland plants.

Gatehouse, garden and house at Lanhydrock

Lanhydrock 

Take a stroll around the extensive gardens at Lanhydrock and enjoy year-round colour. There are beautiful herbaceous borders, a fabulous formal parterre and colourful higher gardens filled with camellias, magnolias and rhododendrons.

Godolphin's gardens in April

Godolphin 

Enjoy the peace and calm of the ancient garden. With its original medieval layout, there are plenty of places to sit and absorb the atmosphere of this historic place.

Elizabethan knot garden at Trerice

Trerice

The Tudor garden was inspired by engravings of gardeners growing vegetables over 400 years ago. This Tudor garden is the place for herbs, old-fashioned salads and even purple carrots. Then play Tudor garden games on the lawn and truly feel like you've stepped back in time.

Visitor in the garden in summer at Cotehele, Cornwall.

Cotehele 

There are 13 acres of garden and 10 acres of orchard for you to discover 365 days a year. The Tudor house, perched high above the River Tamar, has formally planted terraces, or lose yourself in the Valley Garden, which includes a medieval stewpond and dovecote and leads down to the river. Seek tranquility in the Upper Garden or visit the two orchards.