The garden at Tintagel Old Post Office

Throughout the seasons there is always something to delight the eye. Come and be inspired to plant something new in your own garden.

Something for all seasons

  • Snowdrops and daffodils appear in early March and sometimes earlier.
  • Bluebells and tulips provide height and colour in April and May
  • A haze of mauve geraniums gives interest in June
  • The changing autumn colours can be seen in the numerous trees

Meet the gardener

Kate the gardener will be working in the garden on certain days, depending on what the unpredictable  Cornish weather is doing!

As well as potting plants, mowing lawns, twiming edges and looking after what we've got, Kate will also be on-hand to answer your questions relating to the garden and may be able to give you tips and advice for your own green spaces.

Kate welcomes your questions about the Old Post Office garden or your own
Kate the Gardener at Tintagel Old Post Office
" My favourite style of garden is a rambling cottage garden packed with colourful plants and intoxicating scents, which just happens to be the sort of garden we have here at Tintagel Old Post Office. So if you see me battling in a border, please stop and have a chat – if gardening is my favourite thing to do, talking about the garden is a close second! "
- Kate Waldron

Wildlife

There is a range of plants to actively encourage wildlife into the garden. The seasonal variety of the garden provides nectar for insects much of the year and nesting material for birds. Butterflies, bees and bats are regular visitors and there is even evidence of rabbits and moles. The recycled garden waste forms compost bins which provide the ideal environment for slow worms to nest and lay their eggs.

All forms of wildlife make an appearance
a arabbit in the garden of Tintagel Old Post Office

Fun and games

We have garden games to be played and enjoyed by visitors of all ages, including noughts and crosses. You are also welcome to dress up in our replica costumes (both male and female) from the Victorian era to make your visit more authentic. 
 
The garden is a great space for picnics and play
A child playing garden games at Tintagel Old Post Office

Picnics and Pasties

The back garden offers a quiet retreat from the bustling highstreet
A family enjoying a picnic in the back garden
Picnics are allowed and you are welcome to bring pasties, ice-creams and the like from the many food outlets in the village into the back garden. The lawn is a real sun trap and a pleasant retreat from the cares of everyday life.
 
Unfortunately we cannot allow any animals other than guide dogs into the house or garden.