Cornwall is blessed with more than its fair share of beautiful gardens. As you walk around Marazion you will see a colourful display of baskets and cottage gardens with plants that would be more suited to your greenhouse. The warm sunshine and gulf stream keep Marazion and Mounts Bay warm through winter months enabling exotic plant species to thrive.
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Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens is a major new attraction near St Michael’s Mount which opened mid September 2012. In a beautiful sheltered valley, the woods, stream and dramatic vistas provide a perfect setting for large scale exotic and sub-tropical planting. Interwoven with this there is also an evolving programme of high quality contemporary art installations. Inspirational... contemplative... a joy to visit... “One of the most exciting gardens in the Country” Sunday Times. There’s a great café too.
Originally planted by Thomas Bolitho in the 19th Century, the 15 acre garden at Trewidden incorporates a magnificent collection of over 300 Camellias and Magnolias alongside one of the largest tree fern dells in Europe and many other attractions. The garden with its camellias and rhododendrons are best seen in spring.
Mawnan Smith, Nr Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 5JZ
(tel: 01326 2552200)
Gold Winner 2013/14 of Garden of the Year. Discover the magic of this beautiful Cornish valley garden, once owned by motor racing ace Donald Healey, with over four miles of footpaths. Explore under canopies bursting with exotic blooms. Follow vibrant tunnels of colour that cascade down a secluded beach on the Helford River. Trebah offers visitors a year round experience. In spring, Trebah comes alive with a colourful array of 100-year-old rhododendrons, magnolias and camellias; in summer, the giant gunnera is a must see for young and old. In autumn, Hydrangea Valley casts clouds of china blue and soft white across Mallard Pond and in winter, our spectacular champion trees dominate the landscape, whist plants from the southern hemisphere flower. Exciting Tarzan adventure area for children as well as treasure trail. Plants for sale are very reasonably priced and the award winning Planters Café serves food which is extraordinarily good. Altogether a great day out!
A Splendid extensive gardens planted up to 250 years ago and restored in 1990 after decades of neglect to provide a maze of wonderful walks in formal gardens, Victorian kitchen walled garden, mature woodland and jungle valleys. Absolutely outstanding in all respects and very well worth a visit any time of year. Currently featuring an evocative and respectful display in remembrance of the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One.
The 2013 winner of British Tourism Awards Best Leisure attraction in UK – The most popular visitor attraction in Cornwall providing a living theatre of gardens and plants where you can travel all the zones of the world in a day. See and smell all manner of plants from giant tropical rainforest plants to Mediterranean zones in the biodomes, walk in treetops on aerial walkway and enjoy events all through the year. 15% price reduction if booked on line.
As well as a castle and harbour of huge historic interest The Mount boasts an exceptional sub-tropical garden including a spectacular rock garden that has to be tended for by gardeners on abseil ropes. Exotic succulents and plants thrive on the south facing slopes of the mount. Opening times vary during the season from May to November
Not strictly a garden, but a more stunning setting for a 300foot rockery is hard to imagine. Rare succulents and exotic plants cascade down the theatre terraces with simply breathtaking coastal and sea views. Plants for sale at reasonable prices.
National Trust garden with wonderful variety of trees and carpets of wild flowers running down three valleys to the small village of Durgan on the edge of the River Helford. Get hopelessly lost in the outstanding laurel maze.
Discover plants from all over the world in this tropical paradise with giant tree ferns, champion magnolias and views across Mounts Bay. Charming kitchen garden with unique sloping beds offer interesting displays of vegetable produce.
Barbara Hepworth Sculpture garden
Visit the tranquil home of Barbara Hepworth in St Ives and be inspired by the garden she created for her bronze and stone sculptures.