Welcome to the Great Gardens of Cornwall
Enjoying the warmth of the Gulf Stream, these magical Cornish gardens are home to some of the most exciting, rare and beautiful plants and trees in the British Isles.
Discounted Garden Entry
Pick up our leaflet and show it at any of the Great Gardens of Cornwall and it will be stamped as proof of entry then returned to you.
You will be charged the standard rate on this first visit, but your stamped leaflet will then qualify you, plus up to four of your friends (max five persons) to discounted entry rates at all of the Great Gardens of Cornwall.
Choosing a Garden
From the formal to the informal, woodland retreats to historic rolling-parkland, our gardens are all very different and all very unique. We have modern gardens; ancient gardens; gardens with Mediterranean, sub-tropical or South African themes, all housing a stunningly diverse collection of plants and sculptures from around the World.
Cornwall holds a prodigious place in the plant hunting history books and is a haven for amateur and professional gardeners alike. There is so much to see across all 12 GG sites and, with special discount rates for guests who visit more than one in the year, there really is no reason to miss out.
The Great Gardens of Cornwall represents the very best of the huge number of estates and gardens open to the public in Cornwall.
“There was den-building, stilts and juggling, clay sculpting, slingshots, relaxing hammocks and reading books, a lovely cafe to enjoy a bit to eat, a nice gift shop… oh, and animals! Horses, goats, pigs, sheep… the children loved it. The gardens were fantastic – such an incredible array of plants (some very unusual) and the rope bridge was super-cool. Definitely recommend it for families or couples, young or old! You won’t be disappointed :)”
“We have visited in summer and spring. The magnolias are world class. The guided tour of the Castle is most enjoyable and enlightening. The gem stone/rocks are well worth a closer look. The nearby sandy beach is perfect.”
“Beautiful gardens with a different vista around every turn, friendly staff, lovely restaurant with good food and a beach with ice cream. Very did friendly unlike the national trust garden next door. The dogs were even given biscuits on arrival and were welcome in parts of the restaurant.”
“We were lucky to be in Cornwall on the one weekend a year Tregothnan opens its garden to the public. The camellia trees towered above the paths and were full of blossoms. The cool weather made the plants about one week delayed, so we didn’t see the full extent of blooms, but the garden was impressive for its size and variety of plants. The estate had music and food for visitors. We enjoyed the whole experience.”