Official Tourist Board Guide

From small cottage gardens to large formal estates, dramatic ravine gardens to fine herbaceous borders, fro old neglected and rescued gardens to new planting projectss. Cornwall really does have it all.

Cornwall is often described as the 'garden capital of the world' as the lush vegetation and colour give garden lovers a feast for the eyes all year round.

Whether you are a serious horticulturalist, specialist gardener, enthusiastic amateur, holidaymaker or a day-tripper, Cornwall's magnificent gardens can show you everything from wild woodland to neatly manicured lawns, the small and unusual, those with eccentric features, to the large and famous – whose plants, flowers, palms and trees thrive in Cornwall’s mild coastal climate.50 glorious gardens to visit 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. Browse through listings representing the best Cornwall has to offer. Use the left-hand filters to refine your search and help you find exactly what you're looking for.

Mylor, near Falmouth

Lanterns garden has a mature, lush, tranquillity. It is packed with interesting streamside and dry plantings and established unusual trees and shrubs. A magical sheltered jungle of colour and fragrance.


Port Eliot House and Garden
St Germans, near Saltash

A perfect outing for the family where children love to run free on the lawns. Wander amidst rhododendrons and camellias; get lost in the maze, picnic on the award winning Best Picnic Spot. One of the most beautiful places in Cornwall.

Caerhays Castle and Gardens
St. Austell

Caerhays Castle and Gardens is located in a sheltered valley overlooking Porthluney Cove on the south Cornish coast.


Trewithen House and Gardens

From champion trees to rare shrubs, from a wildflower meadow to woodland glades, exotic fern collections and tree top viewing platforms, it would be hard to find anywhere more beautiful or more intriguing than Trewithen's deservedly famous garden.


Penberth Gardens

An unusual and spectacular 5 acre garden situated in a rocky valley leading down to the sea. The garden has an array of camellias, azaleas and other shrubs planted amidst huge natural boulders and a tumbling stream and bog garden.

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Keswick (Cumbria) Guest rating

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London Superb

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London Very good

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London Very good

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London Fabulous

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