All Gardens in ‘Open in October’

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Gardens open in Cornwall in October.

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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

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