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Gardens open in Cornwall in May.

Open on one or more days this month. Be sure to check individual garden details for exact dates.
  • Antony

    Opening Details: Mar 30th - Oct. Shut Mondays & Fridays (except Bank Holidays).
    Feature plant(s):

    rhododendron, azalea, magnolia, camellia, day lily, topiary

    Inspiration for:

    topiary

    Restaurant/Cafe:

    Yes

    Adult Charge £: 10.00

    Breathe in the sweeping views as you explore the landscape garden, which includes a formal garden with topiary, modern sculptures and the National Collection of Day Lilies. The Woodland Garden, next door and owned and run by the Carew Pole Garden Trust, also has outstanding rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias and camellias. Read more [...]

  • Antony Woodland Garden

    Opening Details: 1st Mar - 31st Oct on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays Saturdays and Sundays and Bank Holidays.
    Feature plant(s):

    camellia, hydrangea, magnolia, rhododendron, snowdrop, wild garlic, primrose, bluebell

    Inspiration for:

    Woodland planting

    Dogs (on leads): Yes
    Adult Charge £: 7.00

    An idyllic location and home to over 600 different camellias, 250 different types of magnolias and a good many other ornamental woody plants including hydrangeas and rhododendrons. National Collection of Camellia japonica. Drifts of wild flowers can be enjoyed in the spring, including snowdrops, wild garlic, primroses and bluebells. Two main areas comprise Read more [...]

  • Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden

    Opening Details: 10:00 - 17:20 Daily
    Feature plant(s):

    magnolia, cherry, climbers, shrubs, exotic plants and ferns

    Adult Charge £: 7.70

    Most people probably visit this location because of Barbara Hepworth’s sculptures, placed throughout this small garden, which was the artist’s own until her death in 1975. But the gardener will appreciate both the art and its natural setting. The garden itself was laid out by Barbara Hepworth with help from Read more [...]

  • Bonython

    Opening Details: Monday to Friday 10am to 4.30pm from Monday 16 April to Friday 14 September except Bank Holidays.
    Feature plant(s):

    rhododendrons, azalea, ornamental grasses, canna, rubeckia, protea, fern, bamboo

    Inspiration for:

    African planting

    Restaurant/Cafe:

    Yes

    Adult Charge £: 8.00

    The Bonython Estate, down on the Lizard Peninsula, is remarkable for the speed at which the current owners (Sue & Richard Nathan) have taken what was a neglected garden at the turn of the Millenium and turned it into such an accomplished and established landscape today. Sue is originally from Read more [...]

  • Bosvigo

    Opening Details: 11am - 6pm. Weds, Thurs, Fri. March-Sept.
    Feature plant(s):

    spring bulbs, hellebore, herbaceous borders

    Inspiration for:

    Seasonal colours.

    Restaurant/Cafe:

    No

    Adult Charge £: 5.00

    Created by the Artist owner with dazzling displays of vivid colour and plant harmonies from February to October. Spring bulbs and Hellebores, summer herbaceous borders, autumn finale of ‘firework’ colours. House open for pre-arranged parties. The gardens are open to the public from March to the end of September, Wednesdays, Read more [...]

  • Burncoose

    Opening Details: Year round. 8.30am-5pm (Suns 11-5)
    Feature plant(s):

    bluebell, daffodil, primrose, snowdrop, violet, hydrangea, ferns, magnolia, rhododendron, camellia

    Inspiration for:

    woodland planting, shrubs, trees

    Adult Charge £: 0.00

    A 30 acre woodland garden, adjacent to the multi-award winning Burncoose Nurseries. Free entry all year. Tours by arrangement. This garden has been open to the public since 1984, following restoration in the wake of a devastating storm in 1979 which brought down over a hundred trees. Woodland plants carpet Read more [...]

  • Caerhays

    Opening Details: 19th Feb - June 17th
    Feature plant(s):

    Magnolia, Rhododendron

    Dogs (on leads): Yes
    Restaurant/Cafe:

    Yes

    Adult Charge £: 9.00

    Home to a National Magnolia Collection, the gardens at Caerhays are a spring-time wonderland for visitors. The 120 acre woodland gardens are English Heritage Listed Grade II. The origins of this historically important collection of Chinese plants can be traced back to the work of the great plant hunters Ernest Read more [...]

  • Cotehele

    Opening Details: All year
    Feature plant(s):

    apple, cherry, rhododendron, palm, cut flowers

    Restaurant/Cafe:

    Yes

    Adult Charge £: 11.00

    Admire the cultivated beds in The Terraces, contemplate beside the pond in the Upper Garden, explore the palm trees and rhododendrons in the steep Valley Garden. Also features two orchards, one modern and one dating back to 1731. The cut flower garden generates over 30,000 flowers for the house’s famous 60ft-long Read more [...]

  • Eden Project

    Opening Details: All Year
    Feature plant(s):

    rainforest, mediterranean, tree ferns, fruit trees, vegetables

    Inspiration for:

    Sustainable gardening

    Dogs (on leads): Yes
    Restaurant/Cafe:

    Yes

    Adult Charge £: 27.50

    Contemporary, ambitious and exciting, the Eden Project has quickly become famous across the world. Its covered Biomes house the largest rainforest in captivity and a contrasting Mediterranean landscape. Surrounding the domes are diverse and productive outdoor garden spaces. Eden combines horticulture, plant preservation and celebration with educational facilities which Cornish Read more [...]

  • Enys

    Opening Details: 1st Apr - 30th Sept. Tuesday and Thursday afternoons : from 2pm - 5pm. Sundays: from 11am-5pm. Bluebell Week: Saturday 5th May - Sunday 13th May, open from 11am - 5pm every day.
    Feature plant(s):

    bluebell, tulip tree, ginkgo biloba, bamboo, tree fern, gunnera

    Inspiration for:

    Southern hemisphere species. Woodland planting.

    Dogs (on leads): Yes
    Restaurant/Cafe:

    Yes

    Adult Charge £: 6.00

    Most famous locally for its magnificent bluebells. Visit the garden in the spring when they are at their most abundant and you will quite possibly have never seen anything as spectacular. The estate’s flower garden is being restored and there are woodland areas as well as New Zealand inspired planting. Please Read more [...]

  • Glendurgan

    Opening Details: 13th Feb - 28th Oct
    Feature plant(s):

    magnolia, camellia, rhododendron, tree fern, primroses, bluebells, gunnera, bamboo

    Inspiration for:

    Wildflower planting, exotic trees and ferns.

    Restaurant/Cafe:

    Yes

    Adult Charge £: 9.50

    Beautiful valley setting, with winding paths which take you down to a beach on the Helford River and the village of Durgan. Tropical ferns alongside magnolias, camellias and rhododendron. Banks of wildflowers. A maze!   Photos by permission of the National Trust.

  • Godolphin House

    Opening Details: All Year
    Feature plant(s):

    bluebell

    Inspiration for:

    Traditional seasonal planting schemes, bluebell establishment

    Dogs (on leads): Yes
    Restaurant/Cafe:

    Yes

    Adult Charge £: 8.10

    Historic estate in the heart of the county. With woodland walks and ornamental gardens, set out in Elizabethan times, closer to the house. Wide open places where you can relax, enjoy a picnic or walk your dog. Visit in late April/Early May to enjoy the spectacular carpets of scented bluebells. Read more [...]

  • Hidden Valley Gardens

    Opening Details: Daily from: 20th March – 15th October 10.00am – 6.00 pm (not Tues/Weds)
    Feature plant(s):

    ferns, iris, dahlia, crocosmia, clematis, agapanthus

    Inspiration for:

    Mediterranean, herbaceous, cottage garden, pond, Japanese, fruit, fernery, wildlife

    Adult Charge £: 5.00

    An intimate three-acre garden and specialist nursery. Nestled in a secluded hidden valley, near Fowey. The Garden has many themes including a Mediterranean area, colourful herbaceous garden beds, a ‘hot’ border, pond garden, Japanese area and an iris garden, plus a potager, fruit area and fernery. It is probably best Read more [...]

  • Japanese Garden

    Opening Details: 10am – 6pm, 7 days a week from the 1st March until the 31st October.
    Feature plant(s):

    bonsai, maple, cherry, camellia, azalea, bamboo

    Inspiration for:

    Japanese style gardening

    Restaurant/Cafe:

    No

    Adult Charge £: 5.00

    The Japanese Garden in Cornwall combines the beauty of nature with an artistic refinement using shaping & styling of plants & natural elements. Different and interesting in every changing season, it’s a place of tranquility.

  • Kestle Barton

    Opening Details: 24th Mar - 3rd Nov. Not Mondays. 10:30-17:00
    Feature plant(s):

    meadow, wild flowers, grasses

    Inspiration for:

    meadows, wildflowers, herbaceous, perennials

    Restaurant/Cafe:

    Yes

    Adult Charge £: 0.00

    An ancient Cornish farmstead set in fields and woods on The Lizard. Created for artist residences and holiday letting. The gallery is the site’s main focus but the garden provides a wonderful setting and will be of interest to gardeners who appreciate a gentle and naturalistic design.  Both are open Read more [...]

  • Lanhydrock

    Opening Details: Feb - Dec
    Feature plant(s):

    magnolia, rose, rhododendron, hydrangea, azalea, yew

    Restaurant/Cafe:

    Yes

    Adult Charge £: 4.30

    Magnificent late Victorian country house with garden and wooded estate. Option to visit the gardens and grounds separately if you wish. There are beautiful herbaceous borders, a fabulous formal parterre and colourful higher gardens filled with camellias, magnolias and rhododendrons. Free garden  tours available. Most weekdays. Call in advance to Read more [...]

  • Moyclare

    Opening Details: 1st Apr - 28th Aug. Sun, Mon, Tues. 2pm-5pm.
    Feature plant(s):

    rhododendrons, camellias

    Adult Charge £: 3.50

    This garden was originally planted in 1927 and extended in 1936. The same family still own the site. Paths meander through shady woodland, fascinating shrubberies, herbaceous borders and sunny corners. There is lots of wonderful spring and summer planting including camellias, rhododendrons, mature trees, shrubs and some rare and unusual Read more [...]

  • Pencarrow

    Opening Details: 1st Mar - 31st Oct. 10am-5.30pm
    Feature plant(s):

    snowdrops, rhododendrons, camellias, bluebells, hydrangeas, fuschias

    Inspiration for:

    woodland and more formal gardening

    Restaurant/Cafe:

    Yes

    Adult Charge £: 10.75

    Pencarrow appeals for both its woodland walks and more formal gardens. After the Snowdrop Sundays in February, Pencarrow’s floral season begins in March with a dazzling display of camellias and rhododendrons (more than 600 varieties in total) which bloom through the spring. Bluebells and Wild Garlic carpet the woods in Read more [...]

  • Penjerrick

    Opening Details: 1 March – 30 September every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday, 13:30-16:30 or by appointment
    Feature plant(s):

    rhododendrons, magnolias, tree ferns, gunnera

    Inspiration for:

    Sub-tropical planting.

    Restaurant/Cafe:

    No

    Adult Charge £: 3.00

    A semi-tropical garden with a peaceful, yet wild and untamed atmosphere that draws the imagination and soothes the senses. Spreading across 15 acres, the gardens are home to a botanical collection of considerable historical interest and awe-inspiring natural beauty, including rhododendrons, magnolias, tree ferns and gunnera gathered from around the globe.

  • Pinetum

    Opening Details: Year round, 10am-6pm (last entry 5pm)
    Feature plant(s):

    numerous

    Inspiration for:

    diverse range of planting styles

    Dogs (on leads): Yes
    Restaurant/Cafe:

    Yes

    Adult Charge £: 10.00

    A 30-acre idyllic garden which has been created over the past four decades. Home to one of the largest plant collections in Cornwall, spread over ten individually themed garden rooms. Also home to several ‘Champion’ trees (defined by being either the largest in height or widest in girth for their Read more [...]

  • Pinsla

    Opening Details: 23rd Feb - 31st Oct
    Feature plant(s):

    ferns, succulents, bedding plants, grasses, shrubs, foxgloves, birch, ivy, campion, cyclamen, erythronium, epimedium, hosta, annuals, acer, acacia, bamboo, aeonium, echiveria, aloe

    Inspiration for:

    woodland plants, cottage gardens

    Restaurant/Cafe:

    Yes

    Adult Charge £: 3.50

    Pinsla is a peaceful haven, lovingly developed over the past 35 years by Mark and Claire Woodbine, who regard themselves as garden artists; working sympathetically with the landscape, whilst also creating delightful surprises. Woodland surrounds a garden which is in harmony with its setting. There are secret paths and unusual Read more [...]

  • Poppy Cottage

    Opening Details: Mar - Oct 12.30-5pm. Closed Fri and Sat.
    Feature plant(s):

    Herbaceous, unusual plants, shrubs and bulbs

    Restaurant/Cafe:

    Yes

    Adult Charge £: 4.00

    A delightful cottage garden of just under an acre comprising of several garden rooms and themed borders. A plantsman’s paradise filled with bulbs, herbaceous plants, shrubs, exotic plants and trees, plus a small orchard with unusual ducks and chickens!

  • St. Michael’s Mount Garden

    Opening Details: Varies! See details in main description.
    Feature plant(s):

    puya, agave, aloe, ginger lillies, aeonium, leucodendrum, agapanthus, rosemary, lavender, coronilla, pelargonium, gazania, lithodora, pericallis, parahebe, tulbaghia, cineraria, artemisia, pennisetum, ajuga, tradescantia, fuchsia, erythrina, echium, fascicularia, kniphofia, strelitzia reginae,

    Inspiration for:

    subtropical, coastal planting

    Restaurant/Cafe:

    Yes

    Adult Charge £: 8.00

    For the past six decades, this magnificent landmark and home has been managed by both the National Trust and the St. Aubyn family. The steeply terraced gardens which ring the foundations of the castle, feature the best of subtropical, coastal planting, for which Cornwall is so well known. You can Read more [...]

  • Tanglewood Wild Garden

    Opening Details: Good Friday to End Oct 10am to dusk
    Feature plant(s):

    Native and exotic plants and trees.

    Inspiration for:

    Wildlife friendly planting

    Dogs (on leads): Yes
    Restaurant/Cafe:

    No

    Adult Charge £: 5.00

    A deliberately non-commercialised garden, kept as natural and wild as possible. Appealing to those looking for an oasis of peace and tranquility. Also family-friendly as it’s a lovely place to take a picnic and there’s a rope swing for children. 9 acres including 4 ponds, sympathetic planting of native trees Read more [...]

  • The Lost Gardens of Heligan

    Opening Details: All Year
    Feature plant(s):

    camelia, rhododendron, gunnera, tree ferns, palms, bluebells, vegetables, fruit trees, wildflowers

    Inspiration for:

    Home grown fruit and veg, tropical planting

    Dogs (on leads): Yes
    Restaurant/Cafe:

    Yes.

    Adult Charge £: 14.50

    200 acres of gardens and estate. Something of interest to all gardeners. A genuine secret garden, it was lost for decades; its history consigned to overgrowth.  

  • Trebah

    Opening Details: All Year except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day 2017.
    Feature plant(s):

    rhododendron, magnolia, camelia, tree fern, hydrangea, bamboo, palm, gunnera

    Inspiration for:

    Sub-tropical plants, coastal gardens.

    Dogs (on leads): Yes
    Restaurant/Cafe:

    Yes

    Adult Charge £: 10.00

    A sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop. Open every day of the year. 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 Read more [...]

  • Tregrehan

    Opening Details: 15th Mar - 31st May (Not Mon, Tues or Sat) 10:30am - 5:00pm. Then, 1st June - 31st Aug (Weds only) 1:00pm - 4:30pm
    Feature plant(s):

    Camelias, South hemisphere plants, dramatic trees, magnolia, rhododendron

    Restaurant/Cafe:

    No

    Adult Charge £: 7.00

    Tucked into the head of St Austell Bay lies Cornwall’s Temperate Rainforest at Tregrehan. Protected by the hills behind, massive trees and parkland, sits a sheltered botanical oasis; one of Cornwall’s Great Gardens. This family run estate welcomes everyone to share and enjoy its non commercial atmospheric setting. It is a Read more [...]

  • Trelissick

    Opening Details: All Year
    Feature plant(s):

    magnolia, camelia, rhododendron, hydrangea, beech, chestnut, acer, tree fern, red cedar, bamboo

    Inspiration for:

    Tender and exotic plants.

    Restaurant/Cafe:

    Yes

    Adult Charge £: 11.60

    Wide open lawns plus woodland pathways running in parallel to the banks of the River Fal. Lovely walks and lookouts through the tree canopies. Interesting art gallery in the grounds. The faded splendour of the main house (currently only partly furnished or decorated) is quite evocative of another era. Easy to Read more [...]

  • Trematon Castle Gardens

    Opening Details: 3rd May to 1st September. Thurs - Sat only. 11-4.30pm
    Feature plant(s):

    woodland, orchard, wildflowers, shrubs

    Restaurant/Cafe:

    Refreshments

    Adult Charge £: 8.00

    In a miniature mediaeval castle, lies a minimalist regency villa with a magical garden and magnificent views. Created by Julian and Isabel Bannerman, renowned garden designers. Cash only for entry.

  • Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens

    Opening Details: 10th February - 28th Oct 2018
    Feature plant(s):

    palm trees, succulents, bamboo, ferns

    Inspiration for:

    palm, agave, succulents, bamboo, fern

    Dogs (on leads): Yes
    Restaurant/Cafe:

    Yes

    Adult Charge £: 8.00

    A relatively new, 22 acre exotic and sub-tropical garden near Penzance. Woodland and tropical planting, showcasing artistic sculptural creations set throughout the grounds.

  • Trengwainton

    Opening Details: 11th Feb - 25th Oct (Shut Fri & Sat). 10:30 - 17:00
    Feature plant(s):

    camelia, magnolia, rhododendron, acer, fruit, vegetables, ginkgo biloba, acer, champion tree

    Inspiration for:

    There's a community section of the kitchen garden, where gardening techniques can be learnt.

    Dogs (on leads): Yes
    Restaurant/Cafe:

    Yes

    Adult Charge £: 8.60

    Here in this warm and luxuriant garden, you can follow in the footsteps of the 1920s plant hunters to see plants that flowered in Britain for the first time. Award-winning magnolias and rhododendrons are still nurtured by those with a passion for their beauty and extraordinary story and five sections of Read more [...]

  • Trerice

    Opening Details: 3rd Mar to 28th Oct. Weekends only between 3 November and 23 December .
    Feature plant(s):

    yews, lavender, rose, iris, daffodil, tulip

    Inspiration for:

    formal or historical garden design

    Restaurant/Cafe:

    Yes

    Adult Charge £: 10.00

    Elizabethan manor house with fine interiors and delightful garden. Walled walks and lawns and a formal Elizabethan knot garden.

  • Tresco Abbey

    Opening Details: All Year 10:00 - 16:00
    Feature plant(s):

    protea, echium, furcraea, strelitzia, pelargonium, pine, cypress,

    Restaurant/Cafe:

    Yes

    Adult Charge £: 15.00

    This tropical, island, garden is home to species from 80 countries, ranging from Brazil to New Zealand and Burma to South Africa. It’s a subtropical paradise and a must to anyone visiting the Isles of Scilly, whatever the time of year. Even in the depths of winter, there are usually more Read more [...]

  • Trewidden

    Opening Details: 25th Feb – 23rd Sept 2018
    Feature plant(s):

    rhododendron, magnolia, fuchsia, impatiens, camelia

    Restaurant/Cafe:

    Yes

    Adult Charge £: 7.00

    You approach Trewidden down a well kept gravel drive, which divides the ‘South Garden’ from the larger collection of outdoor rooms making up the northern areas of the estate. The entire 15 acres incorporates a magnificent collection of over 300 Camellias and Magnolias alongside one of the largest tree fern dells Read more [...]

  • Trewithen

    Opening Details: 1st Mar - 30th June
    Feature plant(s):

    magnolia, camellia, kashmir cypress, rhododendron

    Dogs (on leads): Yes
    Restaurant/Cafe:

    Yes

    Adult Charge £: 8.50

    Trewithen means ‘house of the trees’. It boasts 30 acres of surrounding woodland gardens and more than two hundred acres of parkland. Open just in the spring until the end of June to visitors, it offers a rich history and huge variety of beautiful specimens. The attached plant nursery is, however, open between Read more [...]

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