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Inspirational... contemplative... a joy to visit...

Tregrehan Garden

A rich collection of exotic plants collected by enthusiasts from the early 19th century.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

200 acres of garden history, mystery and romance

Lamorran Garden

A Garden Window onto the Sea


Explore and be inspired...

Trebah Garden

Take a closer look

Eden Project

The Living Theatre of Plants and People


A maze of informal paths leads you around this peaceful Cornish garden

Caerhays Castle Gardens

History and Beauty in a unique location

Tresco Abbey Garden

A Perennial Kew Without the Glass


The home of English tea

Bonython Estate Gardens

One of The Great Gardens of Cornwall

The National Trust

Forever for everyone

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The Great Gardens of Cornwall: The People and Their Plants

‘The Great Gardens of Cornwall’ represents the very best of the huge number of estates and gardens open to the public in Cornwall.  Their diversity is astonishing; from the traditional castle setting of ‘Caerhays’ with its long traditions of magnolia and camellia propagation dating back to the days of the Victorian plant hunters to the cutting edge modernism of contemporary garden sculpture at ‘Tremenheere’.  Also in the group are gardens such as the extraordinary ‘Tresco Abbey Garden’ on the Isles of Scilly, the Mediterrean jewel of ‘Lamorran House Gardens’ and the historic ‘Tregothnan’ as well as family favourites such as the ‘Eden Project’, ‘Trebah’, ‘The Lost Gardens of Heligan’ and the gardens of the National Trust.

Celebrating twenty five years in 2017, ‘The Great Gardens of Cornwall’ promotes its gardens locally, nationally and internationally and organises the “Cornwall Spring Story” event each year when spring is officially declared with the opening of the first magnolia blooms.

Part of the celebrations include our new book ‘The Great Gardens of Cornwall – the people and their plants’ which will tell the history of each garden and champion the owners and head gardeners who’ve created each of them. This new book is packed with photographs, quotations, anecdotes and interest and can now be purchased from any of the Great Gardens of Cornwall for £9.95.


By Dino on 5 May 2017

The Great Gardens of Cornwall is an excellent publication by Tim Hubbard. It’s well laid out and a joy to read including a great source of information. Dino.

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By F. C. Ford on 13 May 2017

an interesting and nicely produced book. If you like Cornish gardens you should enjoy this book.


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By TomAtkinson on 19 April 2017

Meticulously researched and produced, this is a concise and complete guide to some of the most beautiful gardens in Britain. Packed with information and inspiration it got me planning a trip to Cornwall to see these beautiful gardens for myself.

It is a beautiful quiet setting with a stunning walled garden area. I am looking forward to going back for a longer walk around.

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Caerhays Castle is the most picturesque castle I have ever been to.

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