Once lost to the brambles of time, The Lost Gardens of Heligan have been rediscovered and restored to become one of the most loved gardens in the UK: the “garden restoration of the century”. Over 200 acres of winding pathways await intrepid explorers, garden fanatics and wildlife lovers. Great for kids.
The Eden Project is a unique attraction in Cornwall that explores the relationship between humans and nature. It features massive biomes that house diverse ecosystems, gardens, exhibitions, events, and educational programs. Super family friendly.
5 minutes from us, this sub-tropical paradise has a stunning coastal backdrop. One of the Great Gardens of Cornwall and rated among the 80 finest gardens in the world. Dog friendly.
A historic and exotic wooded valley garden leading down to the Helford River. Make sure you get lost in their amazing maze and enjoy the cove at the bottom of the garden. 5 minutes from Tresooth. National Trust. Family friendly.
Potager has emerged from the bramble choked wilderness of an abandoned plant nursery and is now a relaxing and beautiful haven to rest a while, learning, eating, meeting friends or just relaxing. Make sure to check out their great vegetarian cafe. Great for buying plants to take home.
A welcoming house and garden set in an estate with stunning maritime views and lovely woodland walks. Cafe on site and super second hand book shop to pick up a ‘holiday read’. National Trust. Disability friendly.
Caerhays has an international reputation for camellias and rhododendrons and is home to a world-famous National Magnolia Collection. Open early Feb to early June each year when the gardens are at their spring best.
Free in Falmouth:
Situated on the side of the main road through Falmouth towards Pendennis Castle, the gardens at Fox Rosehill are not well signed. This is one of the early survivals of the horticultural and botanical works of the Fox family – indeed the only Fox town garden in existence.
A small magical garden next to the Princess Pavilion in Falmouth. Walk through the grounds, visit the shell grotto, admire the sea views and then cross the road and down a spiral staircase to a tunnel leading to a secret beach!