We continue our series of Cornish adventures by focusing on the east of our beautiful county. Throughout this blog, we explore The Great Gardens within this region, ending with our recommendation on where to stay in this area – a serene haven to call home during your visit.
As well as the diverse Great Gardens, east Cornwall is home to some of the most magnificent gems in our region, from the breathtaking harbour of Fowey to the cobbled-streets of historic Charlestown and mind-blowing golden-sandy beaches – gaining this region the nickname ‘Cornish Riviera’.
So without further ado, here are the three gardens to add to your bucket-list when visiting east Cornwall:
1. Antony Woodland Gardens
https://www.antonywoodlandgarden.com, PL11 2QA
Antony Woodland Garden is Cornwall’s best-kept 100 acre secret, with unspoilt woodland walks sweeping down to the Lynher estuary, this beautiful garden is just a ferry ride away from Plymouth but will ensure the feeling of being a million miles away. The dog-friendly garden is home to an array of modern sculptures from incredible international artists, as well as an International Collection of Camellias, Magnolias, Rhododendrons, Azaleas and Hydrangeas; all of which are a magnificent sight to behold. Antony Woodland Garden is the perfect place to find your peace whilst marvelling at all Mother Nature has to offer.
2. The Eden Project
https://www.edenproject.com/visit, PL24 2SG
A worldly garden like no other, with conservation at the forefront, The Eden Project allows you to rediscover the natural world as you’ve never experienced it before; with both indoor biome gardens and miles of outdoor trails to explore. Dive into the beauty of a Mediterranean climate or wander along the rainforest aerial walkway amongst some of the largest trees in captivity, whichever path you take will always lead to something truly spectacular.
http://www.tregrehangarden.uk/, PL24 2SJ
Nestled into the stunning St. Austell Bay lies Tregrehan Gardens, where exploration of these grounds is similar to escaping into another world. Discover every inch of unmatched beauty and rich history, from the incredible range of New Zealand horticulture and magnificent flora, to the wonders within their glasshouse and tree walks. There is nowhere quite like this serene Cornish escape, a truly wonderful space to relax, unwind and take in all of mother nature’s mind-blowing creations.
Here’s one of our favourite Hotels in the East-Cornwall area:
The Carlyon Bay Hotel
Sea Road, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 3RD
Perched on the clifftop overlooking the blue hues of St Austell Bay, discover seaside luxury at The Carlyon Bay Hotel. The place that steals your heart and your breath all at once, ensuring you fall in love with Cornwall in seconds.
Complete with mesmerising views, award-winning dining, a luxury spa, an 18-hole champion golf course, and an incredible private beach to call your own – this idyllic spot is the perfect place to stay when escaping to our nearby gardens. Your Cornish adventure starts now!