If you love gardens then come to Cornwall! The mild climate and the warming influence of the gulf stream enables a huge variety of flora and fauna to thrive including many sub-tropical and diverse species. We’ve chosen some of the top award winners where you’ll delight in the displays and imagination involved in their creation.
Why not visit?
- The Eden Project
- The Lost Gardens of Heligan
- Trebah Gardens
- Pine Lodge Gardens at Pinetum Park
The Eden Project
Eco friendly and educational, the Eden Project has won many accolades, including the UK’s best tourist attraction. Exploring the relationship between humans and plants, take a journey through the giant biomes and discover species from around the world, including the world’s largest undercover rainforest.
Originating from the Mediterranean, California, South America, Asia and the Tropics, you’ll be amazed at the variety of plants being grown and then be able to taste some of their produce in one of the cafés. You can also explore how they grow and how we can best take care of the planet. Read more >>
The Lost Gardens of Heligan
This once derelict country estate was rediscovered and bought back to life. Revealing timeless traditional gardens such as the kitchen garden, Italian garden and woodland walkways, unusual features such as giant statues and a jungle ropewalk are interspersed, giving the Lost Gardens a mystical element. You can also stop at the shop or sample food from the kitchen and bakery. Read more >>
Set on the south coast with its own private beach, this 26-acre valley garden is full of sub-tropical plants and fragrant blooms. Giant Chusan Palms tower over and clouds of blossom lining the pathways. An ampitheatre, plant centre, kitchen restaurant and beach café are all waiting to be explored. Read more >>
Over 6,000 species of plants crafted into themed ‘rooms’ are set in over 30 acres. Walk delightful gardens such as the winter garden, Japanese garden, pinetum, cottage or sunken garden. Most of the plants have been carefully labelled for reference. Stop for a bite to eat in the Courtyard Kitchen on the way. Read more >>