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Front of Caerhays

Lake View

Caerhays Surprise

Magnolias in the distance

The Drive

In the gardens

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Caerhays Castle Gardens

Opening Times:

Open 20th February 2017 to 18th June 2017 seven days a week, 10:00 to 17:00 (last admission 16.00)

Prices for 2017
Adult £8.50 - Senior £7.50 - Children (5 - 16)£4.50 - Children (Under 5)Free

£2 discount to GARDENS ONLY tickets on production of proof of address in TR1 TR2 PL25 PL26 postcode area.

The castle is also open (weekdays only) for limited period for guided tours only please telephone for more information and to make a reservation as numbers are restricted.

Group tours can be arranged out of season

Private beach open to the public all year round.

Caerhays Castle Gardens,
Estate Office,
St Austell,
PL26 6LY

t:01872 501310


Dogs allowed.
Special party rates.
Plants or Shrubs for sale
Whole or partial disabled access.
Car or coach park.
Toilets on site or nearby.

About Caerhays Castle Gardens

Caerhays, an informal woodland garden overlooking the sea and extending to over 120 acres is owned by the Williams family. The origins of the garden can be traced back to the work of the Chinese plant hunters at the turn of the Century and many of their new plant introductions can still be seen in maturity in the garden today.

Caerhays is home to the x williamsii camellia hybrids but is perhaps best known for its huge, Asiatic magnolias which are usually in their prime in March and April. Caerhays hosts the Plant Heritage National Collection of Magnolias with over 500 different varieties on show. There are also over 80 UK record sized trees in the gardens as measured by height and girth.

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    The gardens in spring, when the many magnificent Magnolia are in bloom, are amazing.

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