Cornwall’s gardens change from season to season, week to week, and even day to day – meaning that there’s always a new show about to open around every corner.


Cornwall’s gardens change from season to season, week to week, and even day to day – meaning that there’s always a new show about to open around every corner.

 ‘Gardening is the slowest of the performing arts’ – a perceptive quote from gardening historian Mac Griswold, which perfectly encapsulates how Cornwall’s many beautiful designed and natural landscapes put on a slow spectacular for us all year, every year.

Caerhays Castle Gardens

Located in a stunning sheltered valley overlooking Porthluney Cove and just 15 minutes away from Trevalsa, prepare to be blown away by the beauty of the breath-taking Caerhays Castle Gardens. The castle itself occupies a commanding view of this incredibly beautiful setting, with a theatrical backdrop of dazzling rhododendrons, camellias and heritage plants brought back from China by some of the very first plant collectors. Caerhays holds a National Magnolia Collection, which is open to the public for an inspiring spring exhibition every year.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Called the ‘greatest garden restoration of the century’, The Lost Gardens of Heligan are a sight to behold. A network of gardens, woodland walks and farmland over 200 acres, be prepared to spend a whole day (or two!) exploring what are arguably placed among the finest gardens in the UK. With a rich history dating back to the 1500s, a vast restoration project in 1990 and years of cultivation and development, Heligan can captivate your imagination with its world of adventure, heritage and discovery.  

Trebah Gardens

A sub-tropical paradise, you’ll be forgiven for thinking you’ve been transported to the South Pacific on a visit to Trebah, near Falmouth. With a stunning coastal backdrop, expect exotic blooms, colourful 100-year-old rhododendrons, magnolias and camellias and a whole array of champion trees and flowers. Steeped in heritage, you’ll feel like you’re stepping into a secret little corner of Cornwall. With its own private beach and four miles of winding footpaths, these dog-friendly gardens offer a truly inspirational day out for visitors of all ages. Beautiful at all times of the year, Trebah is truly idyllic. Perched on the sheltered south coast, we see something new every time we visit.

Trewithen Gardens

Just a 20 minute drive from Trevalsa, the Trewithen Gardens are located in Gorran, surrounding a beautiful 18th Century house.  Trewithen boasts an impressive collection of camellias, and is one of just 39 gardens in the world recognised with the title of International Camellia society’s “Garden of Excellence”. Whether you’re a gardening expert, or are simply in search of some peace and tranquility, this gorgeous garden is so diverse and offers something new with each visit.

Alternatively, you may have a taste for the abundance of wild adventures in the natural landscape via the South West Coast Path, which runs along the bottom of Trevalsa’s own perfectly manicured sub-tropical gardens – which are themselves worthy of a story all of their own.


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