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.

The wavy hedges of Glendurgan maze in Cornwall seen from above

Adventure: the maze and Giant's Stride rope swing

With many children to entertain the Fox family planted an extensive maze and also installed a rotating rope swing.

White hydrangea backlit by the sun

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.

The Knot garden in early Summer

Summer in the garden

Enjoy the summer sun and showers in the garden at Trerice.

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

Cotehele garden and orchards

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.

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.