Gardens

Cornwall has a wonderful climate that makes for the ideal environment to see many of the best gardens in the UK. To help you plan your visit we have listed those locally as well as some of our favourites that are further afield in Cornwall. An excellent website that provides more information on the gardens of Cornwall is www.gardensincornwall.co.uk

  • Morrab Gardens - Penzances own sub-tropical gardens are located within 500m of Chy-an-Mor
  • Trewidden Garden - Penzance outskirts - a beautiful display of camellias, magnolias, rhododendrons and tree ferns
  • Trereife - Penzance outskirts - classic house set in wonderful gardens with woodland walk and views of Mounts Bay
  • Trengwainton - Penzance outskirts - woodland garden with walled gardens holding many surprises
  • St.Michaels Mount - Marazion - nestling on terraces around the magical St.Michaels Mount and providing an excellent day out for lovers of unique maritime and sub-tropical plants
  • Hardy Exotics - Whitecross (on A30 outside of Penzance) - unusual garden nursery offering an exotic selection of plants for your own garden...
  • Godolphin House & Gardens - between Penzance & Helston - wonderful house and restored gardens - see more at www.godolphinhouse.com
  • Trevarno Estate Gardens - Crowntown, nr Helston - beautiful Victorian / Georgian gardens with bonus of Britains biggest collection of gardening antiques in purpose built museum

Further afield (but well worth the journey!)

  • Tresco Abbey Garden - The Isles of Scilly - a day trip option from Chy-an-Mor to see an amazing world-wide collection of sub-tropical plants - www.tresco.co.uk
  • Eden Project - Near St.Austell - something very different in an old china-clay quarry - the worlds largest greenhouses are a must see - check out www.edenproject.com
  • Trelissick Garden - Near Truro - positioned by the river Fal, stunning collection of azaleas, camellias, magnolias, rhododendrons and tree ferns and a wonderful woodland walk along the river!
  • Trebah Garden - Near Falmouth - an exotic sub-tropical garden running down to the beautiful Helford River - see more at www.trebah-garden.co.uk
  • Lost Gardens of Heligan - Near St.Austell - 200 acres to explore - Victorian productive gardens and ancient woods make this a special place to visit - see more at www.heligan.com