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. From wild woodland to neatly manicured lawns, from the small and unusual to large and famous.

Anthony woodland Gardens

Primroses in spring at Anthony gardens near TorpointAntony Woodland Gardens is an established woodland garden with natural woods bordering the River Lynher extending up to 100 acres. 
Designed as one of natural beauty and of scientific interest with over 300 types of Camellias,Magnolias, Rhododendrons and other flowering trees.

 

 

 

 

Boconnoc

Rhododendrons at BoconnocBoconnoc park was created by Thomas Pitt in 1780. 
Restored lake and Golden Jubilee walk.
19th century pinetum which includes Lobb’s collection.
The garden is surrounded by parkland and woods with magnificent old trees & flowering shrubs.

 

 

 

Mount Edgecombe

Picture of the formal gardens at Mount Edgecombe Country ParkMount Edgcumbe is the earliest landscaped park in Cornwall with Grade 1 historic garden, temples,follies, shell seat, National Camellia Collection, Daffodils & bluebells. 
Formal gardens in European, New Zealand & American styles.

 

 

 

 

Port Elliot Estate

View of the Daffodils on the Port Elliot EstateSpringtime at Port Eliot is sensational. Wander amongst thousands and thousands of daffodils, find the ravishing camellia glade, and be stunned by drifts of wild garlic, primroses, hellebores, hyacinths, crocuses and snowdrops.

 

 

 

 

Cotehele

View of the gardens at Cotehele houseCotehele is a vast garden with some steep paths, daffodil meadow, rare species of trees & formal terraced rose garden with magno climbers. 
Enjoy the sheltered Valley with pond, dovecote 18th Century Tower, unusual shrubs, rhododendrons & azaleas.

 

 

 

 

Mary Newman’s Cottage

View of the Elizabethan garden at Mary Newman's Cottage in SaltashMary Newman’s Cottage is a Grade 11 listed cottage is the oldest building in Saltash, dating from around 1480. 
The furniture and utensils give the interior a truly atmospheric feel, and visitors can wear period clothing and play Elizabethan games.
The garden is laid out in authentic Elizabethan style, showcasing the plants and herbs vital to a household of the period, Light refreshment may be taken in the garden whilst relaxing and enjoying the view of the Tamar below.

 

 

I know there are plenty more too, please leave a comment with your own suggestions of gardens to visit or your thoughts on the ones I have mentioned if you have been there.