The gardens of Cornwall to explore
The Eden Project
Our visitor destination in Cornwall is nestled in a huge crater.
Here, massive Biomes housing the largest rainforest in captivity, stunning plants, exhibitions and stories serve as a backdrop to our striking contemporary gardens, summer concerts and exciting year-round family events. Registered charity number 1093070 (The Eden Trust). Money raised supports our transformational projects and learning programmes.
Lost gardens of Heligan
Twenty-five years ago, Heligan's historic gardens were unknown and unseen; lost under a tangle of weeds. It was only the chance discovery of a door in the ruins that led to the restoration of this once great estate. Today, the Lost Gardens have been put back where they belong: in pride of place among the finest gardens in Cornwall.
An historic, privately-owned Cornish estate with beautiful gardens famous for their plant hunter origins, royal connections and astonishing variety of species. Explore woodland paths bordered by champion trees, rare blooms and magical glades. One of 40 gardens worldwide to be acknowledged as an International Camellia Garden of Excellence (and one of only 5 in the UK).
Caerhays is a woodland garden covering the whole of Castle Wood and now extending on into Kennel Close Wood, Forty Acres Wood and Old Park. With recent clearings and new plantings there are well over 120 acres of garden tended by a team of four or five gardeners led, since 1996, by Jaimie Parsons.
The gardens are open to the public for over 100 days from mid February to early June and attract more than 14,000 visitors in a year.
A sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop. Open every day of the year, from 10am.
Discover the magic of this beautiful Cornish valley garden with over four miles of footpath. Explore under canopies bursting with exotic blooms. Follow vibrant tunnels of colour that cascade down to our very own secluded beach on the Helford River.
Trebah offers visitors a year round experience. In spring, Trebah comes alive with a colourful array of 100-year-old rhododendrons, magnolias and camellias; in summer, the giant gunnera is a must see for young and old. In autumn, Hydrangea Valley casts clouds of china blue and soft white across Mallard Pond and in winter, our spectacular champion trees dominate the landscape, whist plants from the southern hemisphere flower.
Walk down through the peaceful, exotic and playful valley to a sheltered beach at the bottom.
Lose yourself on a walk through the three valleys of Glendurgan Garden - full of fun, informality, natural beauty and amazing plants.
Discover big leaves and exotic flowers in the jungle-like lower valley and sun-loving specimens enjoying the upper banks. In spring thousands of wildflowers carpet the sloping sides of this steep valley.
Wander through the garden down to the beautiful hamlet of Durgan on the Helford River: a place to watch birds and boats, skim stones and build sand-castles.
On your walk back up from Durgan find a boat-seat, a gigantic tulip-tree and ponds teeming with wildlife. Learn about the Fox family who created this 'small peace of heaven on earth.'