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. 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.

A view through trees with changing autumn leaf colour to the Helford River in Cornwall

Glendurgan garden 

Glendurgan comes to life with colour in the autumn months. With sea views and winding paths down to the beach, it's an ideal autumn garden.

A couple walking on a path on an autumn day at Cotehele, Cornwall

Cotehele in autumn  

The garden and orchard at Cotehele make for an ideal autumn back drop for a day-time stroll. Don't forget to pop into the Barn Restaurant for a warming cup of tea or bowl of soup.

Outside the Water Tower


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


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


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.

Yew hedge and house in the mist at Antony

Garden of surprises 

A walk at Antony will take you from striking sculptures to a cone shaped hedge so expect the unexpected in this garden.

Close up of pale yellow Rhododendron macabeanum at Trengwainton Garden in Cornwall

What makes Trengwainton so special

Trengwainton was given to the National Trust because of the significance of its plant collection. The garden contains rare plant specimens from around the world, including some rhododendron hybrids that are unique to this collection.