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Two visitors walk down the pathways of a walled garden, pausing to admire a flower bed filled with snowdrops in bloom.
Visitors walking through the snowdrops at Cotehele, Cornwall | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Gardens and parks in Cornwall

Cornwall is well known for dramatic coastlines and countryside, but it also has a number of beautiful and historic gardens and parks. Discover colour and interest at hidden gems across Cornwall with your family.

Top winter gardens in Cornwall

As winter takes hold wrap up warm and take a stroll around a garden we care for in Cornwall and appreciate the beauty of the season.

The white pyramid entrance at the front of Trelissick, in the autumn, with the orangery at the right of the picture
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The garden at Trelissick 

Discover peaceful lawns and tranquil orchard spaces in the garden. Stop for far-reaching maritime views at this green lookout point high above the River Fal estuary.

One visitor poses for a photo in front of a garden wall in the gardens at Cotehele, Cornwall
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The garden and orchards at Cotehele 

Take a stroll around the 5.5 hectares of Cotehele's garden where you’ll discover terraced herbaceous borders, a lily pond as well as a medieval stewpond and dovecote.

Spring at Glendurgan Garden, Cornwall
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Glendurgan Garden 

A historic and exotic wooded valley garden leading down to the River Helford.

Falmouth, Cornwall

Fully open today
A magnolia tree in flower with the sun rising in the background
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Trengwainton Garden 

Sheltered garden bursting with exotic trees and shrubs

near Penzance, Cornwall

Fully open today
Visitors exploring the Grade II_-listed medeival garden at Godolphin
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Garden at Godolphin 

Godolphin’s garden paths provide a natural space that’s rich in history. Find out how the garden provides a home to the native Cornish bee. Explore the orchard, side garden paddock and King’s Garden.

Just over the border in Devon

Blooming white magnolia and pink camellia trees in the Abbey gardens, with a view to the estate beyond.
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Buckland Abbey's gardens 

From beautiful blooms to bountiful harvests, the gardens at Buckland Abbey are full of colour and seasonal interest. Soak up the history of this special place as you admire the planting, or simply enjoy the peace and tranquillity as you sit a while on one of the benches.

Orange grove in the garden Saltram Devon
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Things to do in the garden at Saltram 

Explore a garden full of seasonal bursts of colour and scents to fill the senses at Saltram, with views across the River Plym and garden walks.

Parkland in Cornwall

Take a gentle walk and explore parkland and historic country estates in Cornwall this summer.

Autumnal view up a long, straight drive, lined by beech trees, to a stone gatehouse, lit by low sun with a blue sky
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Lanhydrock estate 

There are lots of things to look out for while exploring the outdoors, from a wide variety of wildlife species to the hidden history of the Lanhydrock estate. Here, we round up some of the things you can expect to see.

Couple walking the dog on a frosty morning at Trelissick, Cornwall
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Trelissick estate 

Visit the estate for walks with far reaching views. An abundance of wildlife fills the air with sounds at this green haven in Cornwall.

The Quay on the Tamar River at dawn, at Cotehele, near Saltash, Cornwall
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Cotehele estate and Cotehele Quay 

There's lots to discover at the Cotehele estate. Miles of pathways lead you through ancient woodland, past a historic chapel, and to an important Victorian quay.

Godolphin house in morning light with view of the garden at Godolphin, Cornwall
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Godolphin estate 

Discover the countryside and find out how a herd of cows can help butterflies to thrive. Take walks with far reaching views across the Cornish coast and discover local legend in this ancient landscape.

A family walk through the woods with autumn leaves on the ground
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Penrose estate 

The open spaces at Penrose are ideal to explore. Walk through the parkland or take the family on an adventure in the woods.

Gardens reopening in spring

A gardener at work in the parterre garden in July, surrounded by colourful flower beds with a glimpse of Lanhydrock in the background.
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Visiting the garden at Lanhydrock 

The garden at Lanhydrock is a must for people who love plants, stunning views and a place to relax. Read more about what to expect when you visit.

Visitors exploring the garden at Antony, standing next to a twisted black walnut tree
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The garden at Antony 

The Repton-designed landscape at Antony offers sweeping views over the River Lynher, a formal garden full of surprises including intriguing sculptures and magnificent trees.

All gardens and parks in Cornwall

    Visitors exploring the gardens at Cotehele, Cornwall

    Discover more in Cornwall

    You can find exotic gardens, ancient houses and mining history encircled by a much-loved coastline.