Summer gardens in Cornwall

In line with Government guidance we’ve reopened some of our favourite gardens in Cornwall for exploring, playing in and relaxing in. You'll need to book ahead before visiting, by 3pm the day before your visit: please follow the links below to book. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday. Please note we’ll be turning people away who arrive and haven't booked. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.

The conical fountain at Antony


Near Torpoint, the garden at Antony is home to playful topiary, intriguing sculptures, fountains and sweeping views over the water. Right now the summer borders are alive with buzzing insects and bright colours.

View from tennis lawn across the Carrick Roads


An estate with maritime views and woodland walks, near Truro. Explore the meandering paths through the garden, leading to exotic plants and herbaceous borders. Summer is when the luxuriant main lawn looks it's best and the deep, richly planted borders are fit to burst.

Looking across the east terrace borders at Cotehele, Cornwall


Glorious Cornish garden with valley views and an expansive estate to explore. The garden features terraces, ponds and orchards with 150 local apple varieties. The herbaceous borders are spectacular at this time of year.

Lavender in front of the summer house


Tranquil small but varied garden complete with Elizabethan knot garden, wild meadow and orchard. The turf labyrinth is 50m wide and 1km to the middle and out again - a great way to let off some steam.

View of the house and hydrangeas in the foreground at Lanhydrock, Cornwall


You'll find ancient woodlands and tranquil riverside paths on Lanhydrock's estate, near Bodmin. The extensive gardens have year-round colour from herbaceous borders and fabulous formal parterre.

Visitors on the bridge in the lower valley at Glendurgan

Glendurgan Garden

Peaceful and playful valley garden near Falmouth, where big leaves and exotic flowers thrive in the jungle-like lower valley and sun-loving specimens enjoy the upper banks. The wildflowers are over leaving lush greens and long grass which is a haven for wildlife.

 Azaleas and rhododendron with the wooden bridge near the pond at Trengwainton Garden, Cornwall

Trengwainton Garden

Sheltered garden bursting with exotic trees and shrubs where you can follow in the footsteps of the 1920s plant hunters. During summer the lush, cool greens of the giant tree ferns and native beech trees blend with pockets of vibrant flowers throughout the garden.

 Flower borders in summer at Godolphin, Cornwall


An ancient and atmospheric estate with a medieval garden rich in archaeology and wildlife. The Kings Garden is a scented sun trap at this time of year, while the herbaceous borders of the Side Garden (left largely untouched since the 16th century) are full of height, colour and scent.

St Michael's Mount, Cornwall

St Michael's Mount

Rocky island crowned by a subtropical terraced garden with views of spectacular Mount's Bay.

Places to visit in the South West 

Find out which other places in the South West are open by county, and how to book to visit.

Which places are open and what you need to know before you visit 

We’ve opened more than 135 gardens and parks in England, Wales and Northern Ireland through advanced booking. Tickets are released on Friday for the following week. More than 200 coast and countryside car parks are open across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Read this article to find out what's open and what to expect from your visit.