Spring time is, for some, a favourite time in Cornwall. We are often surprised with really warm days and consistent blue skies. The gardens are also some of the first to bloom in the UK. We’ve chosen five of Cornwall’s finest for you to explore around Spring and Easter time.
These beautiful gardens in Madron nr Penzance are open from 14th February to 30 October (closed Friday and Saturday). Enjoy the incredible Rhododendron Macabeanum that flowered for the first time in Britain at Trengwainton.
Wander up the hill side of this incredible, subtropical garden and take in the views across Mount’s Bay. Enjoy the exotic planting, unique sculptures, camera obscura and underground domed chamber especially built to take in the view of the sky. There are surprises around every corner! Open from 12th February. Delicious meals are served at The Kitchen with adjacent garden shop.
Situated above the Helford River, this 26-acre garden has its own beach. A fabulous place for children too with many activities and a dedicated children’s park area with climbing frames. The lovely cafe overlooks the gardens and dogs are welcome. Rated as one of the 80 finest gardens in the UK.
With 30 acres of garden, 300 acres of countryside and Trelissick House to explore, you need a full day for this unique garden. Catch the Ferry from Falmouth or Truro (1st March onwards) and disembark at the garden quay. The gardens are set in a valley with incredible tropical planting and overlook the River Fal.
If you are staying in Porthleven holiday cottages, Heligan is an hour drive away but worth a visit. These privately owned gardens have been lovingly restored with a unique story to tell. The kitchen garden and flower gardens are a sight to behold, the farm animals and bird watching boma will delight the children and the woodland walk with its towering trees add romance to the scene. Packed with activities for all from Spring to Autumn you won’t be disappointed.