Gardens & Country Houses

Gardens & Country Houses

Enjoying the warmth of the Gulf Stream, the magical gardens in Cornwall are home to a wealth of exciting rare and beautiful plants and trees. Here is just a small selection.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

PL26 6EN / www.info@heligan.com

Heligan, seat of the Tremayne family for more than 400 years, has a fascinating history, and is the most beautiful place to explore.

Lanhydrock House and Gardens

PL30 5AD / www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lanhydrock

You can visit 50 rooms, including kitchens, nurseries and servants’ quarters. Then head outside to explore the vibrant formal garden, the woodland garden and the magnificent huge estate.

Carnglaze Slate Caverns and Woodland Garden

PL14 6HQ / www.info@carnglaze.com

Part of Cornwall’s mining heritage, these three man-made caverns were formed as part of a slate quarry in the Loveny Valley near Liskeard..

Cotehele House and Gardens

PL12 6TA / www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cotehele

Discover the ancient and spellbinding Tudor house which is alive with stories. The beautiful garden includes a medieval fish pond, dovecote and a tower to climb. There is also the estate to explore and a quay at the River Tamar with a discovery centre, sailing barge and nearby working windmill.

Trevice Manor House

TR8 4PG / www.nationaltrust.org.uk/trevice

Get a real taste of Elizabethan life in this intimate manor house with beautiful architecture and ornate plaster ceilings. It has a lovely calendar of events, so it’s always worth checking what’s on.