The Area

Gardens, Historic Houses and Castles

 

Cornwall is often described as the 'garden capital of the world' as the lush vegetation and colour give garden lovers a feast for the eyes all year round.

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Caerhays Castle Gardens, Mevagissey. An imposing 19th century castle designed by John Nash set in 60 acres of  woodland garden overlooking the sea. 

 

Duchy of Cornwall Nursery, Lostwithiel.   A plant lovers paradise in a beautiful valley with woodland walks.

 

The Eden Project - St Austell, Dubbed the 'Eighth Wonder of the World' by some

    Ken-Caro, Liskeard. A 4 acre connoisseur's garden enjoying panoramic views and is brimming with colour all year round. 

     

    Launceston Castle Set on a large natural mound, Launceston Castle dominates the surrounding landscape.

     

    Marsh Villa Garden, Par This magical 3 acre water and woodland garden lies in a former tidal creek, and is rich in variety and conservational significance.

     

    Mount Edgcumbe House and Earls Garden, and country park Set in Grade I Cornish Gardens within 865 acres Country Park on the Rame Peninsula, South East Cornwall

     

    Pencarrow House and Gardens, Bodmin.  Historic Georgian house with 50 acres of formal and woodland garden. 

     

    Pendennis Castle, Falmouth Discover the wartime secrets of Cornwall’s greatest fortress.

     

    Pine Lodge Gardens and Nursery, St Austell, 30 acres of herbaceous borders, shrubberies and water gardens boasting one of the largest collections of plants in the county.  

     

    Prideaux Place, Padstow, with inspiring views over the Camel Estuary and tours of the Elizabethan Mansion available. 

     

    Restormel Castle – Lostwithiel Restormel Castle is strategically positioned on the spur of a hill overlooking the River Fowey. Surrounded by a deep, dry moat, the circular shell of the 12th century keep stands as a testament to the area's former prosperity  

     

    The Camel Valley Vineyard Experience the beauty of the Camel Valley with a glass of wine, guided tours and sun terrace. Access from Camel Trail

     

    The Garden House, near Plymouth.  An enchanting terraced walled garden with its 16th century tower and the ‘magic circle’ quarry garden, acer glade, wild flower meadow and much more.

     

    The Lost Gardens of Heligan, St Austell. Voted the nation’s favourite garden – BBC Gardeners’ world. Fabulous walled gardens and historic glasshouses. Heligan offers almost 200 acres to explore.

     

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    Trebah, A 26 acre Cornish ravine garden, rated among the 80 finest gardens in the world. Trebah is a garden for all seasons, with year round colour and scent.

     

    Tregrehan Garden Large woodland garden created over the last 200 years, forming an exotic green gene bank of known source plants in a temperate rainforest. Also fine glasshouse range in more formal walled garden area.

     

    Trewithen, One of the most elegant 18th century houses in cornwall. Set in a glorious landscaped parkland of ancient trees, vistas and avenues.