There are many great gardens in Cornwall. Here are 5 of our favourites.
Cornwall has a unique subtropical microclimate. It is the mildest and sunniest region in the UK.
These subtropical conditions nurture an eclectic collection of exotic plants. So make sure you visit some the great gardens in Cornwall to see plants found nowhere else in the UK.
The Eden Project is a place like no other.
You will descend into a vast crater full of the wonders of the world.
The Biomes, huge domes with controlled climates that reinvent the British garden nestle in the amazing outdoor gardens.
Head for the Mediterranean Biome and see citrus fruits, tumbling vines, olives and other exotic blooms.
The Rainforest Biome contains the largest rainforest in captivity! Feel the humidity soar and the temperature rise as you follow jungle walkways through banana and cacao plants and cascading waterfalls.
Don’t miss the canopy walkway to gain a bird’s eye view across the forest.
The Core offers a variety of unique and truly amazing exhibitions.
This unique project is number one of the Great Gardens Of Cornwall.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan.
Every garden has a story to tell, Heligan is a 400 year old estate which had a talented team who worked with plant hunters who discovered extraordinary plants. With the sudden interruption of war in 1914 the gardens closed leaving only a pencil scribble in the walled garden with the names of those who had planted it.
Seventy six years of crumbled stone and the slow colony of bramble and ivy. A hurricane in 1990, and with it a freak discovery of England’s lost garden.
Don’t come here to sleep or slumber, August 1914.
Work began on Europe’s largest garden restoration project. The 200 acre gardens are restored to their former glory and are one of the best gardens in the UK.
Lonely Planet’s Travel Guide includes it in the top 50 experiences. Another great garden in Cornwall!
One of the great gardens of Cornwall, Trebah is a subtropical paradise by the sea.
Footpaths take you into the 26 acre garden winding down to a secluded beach on the river Helford.
Trebah has a Chusan Palm from China. This proud specimen is 150 years old and may be the earliest of its kind in the British Isles. From the misty valleys of China, it looks at home in Cornwall.
St Michael’s Mount Gardens
The view of St Michael’s Mount from St Marazion beach is iconic.
Walk across the causeway path at low tide to see Penzance from a different direction.
Explore the granite studded terraced gardens which arc gracefully down to the waterside.
Laundry Lawn is a lovely spot for picnics with views out to sea.
The Victorian East terraces burst with flashes of golden-yellow and hot pink, from the Pelargonium, Gazanias and Lithodora. In addition the Top Walled Garden has Pericallis, Parahebe and Pelogonium flowers are layered in a fluttering wave pattern, echoing the tide below.
Come here, experience this unique place.
Caerhays – Number 5 In Our Great Gardens Of Cornwall List
Situated on the Roseland Peninsula, not far from Mevagissey is the beachside ‘castle’ and estate.
The gardens are mainly attributed to the prowess of J.C Williams who scoured the World for exotic species such as rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias and camellias.
Open from March to May when the gardens are at their best. You have a three month window to see this great garden of Cornwall, don’t miss it!