Top spring gardens to visit in Cornwall

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.

Trebah Garden, near Falmouth


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Trebah Garden is a beautiful sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop. The 25-acre garden descends to its own beach on the beautiful Helford River and houses a distinctive restaurant with a Mediterranean-style terrace.

Trebah Garden

The Lost Gardens of Heligan, St Austell


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Discover romantic Victorian gardens and pleasure grounds along winding paths laid out over two centuries ago. Heligan is described as an exotic outdoor jungle, with over 200 acres waiting to be explored. Don’t miss the famous Mud Maid, Giant’s Head and Grey Lady.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Eden Project, St Austell


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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.

The Eden Project

Caerhays Castle Garden, near St Austell


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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

Caerhays Castle Garden

Glendurgan Garden, Falmouth


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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.

Glendurgan Garden

Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, Torpoint


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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....

Mount Edgcumbe Country Park

Trerice House and Gardens, Newquay


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An intimate Elizabethan manor and a Cornish gem, Trerice House and Gardens is perfect for those seeking out a little tranquillity and stillness. Look out for Tudor-themed family and adult workshops, family trails and special Living History days.

Trerice House and Garden

Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Penzance


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Set in a beautiful sheltered valley, the woods, stream and dramatic vistas provide a perfect setting for an exotic and sub-tropical garden. The garden boasts spectacular views of Marazion's St Michael's Mount and has a wide collection of art throughout.

Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens

Trelissick Garden, near Truro


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Perched at the head of the Fal Estuary, Trelissick boasts jaw-dropping river views and a massive 375 acres of gardens and woodland. For the full experience, catch a ferry from Truro, Falmouth or the Roseland Peninsula to land at this waterside garden.

Trelissick Garden

Lanhydrock, Bodmin


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Lanhydrock is a magnificent late Victorian country house with formal gardens and woodland to explore. The garden opens onto an extensive network of footpaths zig-zagging through 900-acres of beautiful countryside, making it great for walkers and adventurers alike.

27 Mar 2020(last updated)