Gardens in Cornwall
As well as its stunning countryside, Cornwall is home to many beautiful public gardens – from the world famous biomes of The Eden Project to the gorgeous Lost Gardens of Heligan. So if you’re feeling floral, you’ll love the blissful aromas of Cornwall’s finest gardens. And they’re just a short drive away.
The Eden Project
What can you say about the Eden Project? Dubbed the eighth wonder of the world by many, the carefully regulated climates of the biomes provide an environment where rare species of Tropical and Mediterranean trees and flowers flourish. The epic landscapes provide visitors with a rare glimpse at some unforgettable floral sights.
Add to this the chance to learn about how the amazing biomes - which sit in a 50 metre deep crater covering an area the size of 30 football pitches – were built, and The Eden Project becomes a fascinating attraction.
Lanhydrock is an amazing Victorian country house in Cornwall, set in 450 acres of stunning wooded parkland.
There are several walks that wind through the gardens, taking in hundreds of unique shrubs and trees, rhododendrons and a rare circular herbaceous garden. And if you’d like to swap the garden’s magnificent magnolias for the ornate beauty of grand Victorian design, why not look around the 50 rooms of Lanhydrock House? A fascinating glimpse into life for the wealthy during the Victorian era.
Pencarrow House & Gardens
Pencarrow is a rather splendid Georgian house that has developed quite a reputation for its 50 acre garden. With a lake as its centre point, the garden is home to a Victorian rockery, Italian gardens and a one mile long carriage drive. Dogs are welcome too.
There are guided tours of the house throughout the day which contains a collection of fine art and exquisite furniture. The house has been in the Molesworth-St Aubyn family since 1560 and is still lived in today.
This beautiful Elizabethan mansion was recently the setting for an episode of the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow. The grounds offer breathtaking views across its parkland down to the Camel Estuary.
Dogs are welcome, but you must keep them on a lead.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan
The spectacular Lost Gardens of Heligan have a rich history. In the 19th Century they stood among the very finest gardens in the country. Unfortunately, they were neglected after the First World War and very quickly became overgrown and messy.
In 1990 the largest garden restoration project in Europe began to bring The Lost Gardens back to their original beauty. And with a site that spans around 250 acres, that’s a lot of weeding and trimming.
Today the gardens are a must if you’re a flower fan. They were voted as the nation’s favourite garden by the BBC’s Gardener’s World.