Alongside miles of rugged and picturesque coastline, narrow country lanes and delightful coastal walks, Cornwall is home to some of Britain’s most scenic gardens. A paradise of garden escapes, the spring brings with it a bounty of exotic fresh blooms, featuring an abundance of rare and beautiful flowers that boast colours to brighten any day. From neatly manicured gardens to wild woodland spaces, Visit Cornwall reveal how spring in Cornwall provides a colourful backdrop where displays of magnolias, camellias and rhododendrons are commonplace.
1. Trebah Garden, near Falmouth
2. The Lost Gardens of Heligan, St Austell
3. Eden Project, St Austell
The Eden Project houses some of the biggest greenhouses in the world and has become a place to discover a wealth of plants and natural wonders. As you wander between the mesmerising biomes you will step into a tropical rainforest and experience a unique Mediterranean oasis in the coastal heart of Britain.
4. Caerhays Castle Garden, near St Austell
Caerhays Castle Garden, winner of the Historic Houses Association Garden of the Year 2016 award, boasts magnificent spring woodland gardens with a National Collection of Magnolias. This private estate is set against the backdrop of Caerhays Castle and is open to the public from mid-February to 16 June
5. Glendurgan Garden, Falmouth
This thriving sub-tropical valley garden runs down to the Helford River at the fishing village of Durgan. Wind through the exotic gardens to meet the water's edge. One of the most exciting features is the cherry laurel maze dating back to 1833, where you can lose yourself and the kids in a magical web of fruit and foliage.
6. Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, Torpoint
With both formal gardens and acres of country park to explore, Mount Edgcumbe Country Park is a delight in the spring. Swathes of daffodils, the National Camellia Collection and some of the tallest rhododendrons this side of the Himalaya lie waiting to be discovered. Plus, there's the house to explore, and the Orangery, and the views....