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 some of the best gardens to visit in summer.

The Mother Orchard with hand sculpture and apples in autumn at Cotehele, Cornwall

Early autumn in Cotehele's garden

You'll find colour and beauty in Cotehele garden in all seasons, as different areas take turns to shine as the year progresses.

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.

Durgan beach Helford river

Visit Glendurgan Garden

Stroll down through the peaceful, exotic and playful valley to a sheltered beach at the bottom.

Lanhydrock garden

Lanhydrock 

There is always colour in the garden at Lanhydrock and summer there's no exception. The formal parterre is currently looking very colourful standing out against the large Victorian manor.

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.

Purple alliums in the knot garden with the summer house behind

The garden

Summer is nearly here and the garden is humming with activity as pollinators flit from one flower to another.

Video

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.