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 a number of gardens rooted in history. Here is a list of the best gardens to visit in Cornwall, all year around

Visitor in the garden in summer at Cotehele, Cornwall.

Summer in Cotehele garden

The garden at Cotehele covers 14 acres and is filled with colour and beauty in summer.

Lanhydrock formal garden and gatehouse in summer

Summer gardens

This season is the time to catch Lanhydrock gardens at their best. The formal parterre is a riot of pristine colour; cool off on a shaded woodland walk or spend hazy, lazy afternoons picnicking in the parkland.

Visitors in the laurel maze at Glendurgan Garden

Get lost in the maze at Glendurgan, Cornwall

Not many places have a beach at the bottom of the garden! Visit Glendurgan in Cornwall and you can build sandcastles with the kids as well as explore the famous cherry laurel maze.

Agapanthus in the foreground of the orchard at Trengwainton

Summertime at Trengwainton

From the warm, sunny Terrace to the shade of the giant tree fern glades, here are some of the garden highlights this summer.

Herbaceous borders and box hedges in the sunshine at Godolphin

Summer at Godolphin

Summer at Godolphin means picnics in the orchard, barefoot walking, challenging your friends and family to sport activities and exploring the garden full of colour, height and scent.

Purple alliums in the knot garden with the summer house behind

Summer in the garden

Trerice becomes a haven for pollinators as flowers bloom in the summer months.

Summer borders next to Trelissick house, Cornwall

Summer in the garden at Trelissick 

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the garden's sweeping lawns bordered by the most vibrant flowers.

White roses in a border or cat mint

Summer has arrived in the garden 

A summer garden coming to life, borders bursting into bloom and striking sculptures tucked away in hidden corners. Summer is a great time to see the garden and enjoy a picturesque walk.