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. Over the winter months some of the gardens close for annual conservation work and care, please check opening times.

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 frosty bench in the Terraces garden at Cotehele, Cornwall

Cotehele garden

Open daily from dawn to dusk, Cotehele garden is a garden for all seasons, with 12 distinct areas for you to explore. Discover formal areas, a wild Valley Garden, orchards, a cut flower garden and tranquil corners.

The exterior of the Water Tower, Cornwall

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.

Pink camellia bud at Trengwainton Garden

Spring blooms at Trengwainton

We’re closed until Sunday 11 February, but we’d love you to make a resolution to visit in 2018. Here are some of the plants that may be in bloom in early spring.

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.