Top 3 Gardens to Visit in Mid-Cornwall

Spring has sprung and Cornwall has been blessed with an absolutely stunning run of weather in the last few weeks – long sunny days, balmy temperatures and the lightest of breezes – all of which means the Great Gardens are absolutely bursting with blooms, vibrant colour and new growth.

In the next series of blogs, we divide the county into regions, exploring which of the Great Gardens of Cornwall you can visit in each – perfect for planning your spring and summer adventures! We will also be recommending incredible places to stay within each area to make your stay in the county as enjoyable and easy-to-organise as possible.

Mid-Cornwall holds some of the most captivating gardens to visit in the county – here’s where needs to be on your list:

1. Tregothnan, TR2 4AJ

There are many reasons why the gorgeous landscape of Tregothnan should be on your Cornish bucket list. Spend the day exploring their diverse and rare plant and tree collection, including the world’s rarest Wollemi Pine, to discovering the world’s largest camellia maze and pioneering UK tea plantation; all whilst looking over the breathtaking Fal River! There are countless treasures to experience at this magnificent 700-year-old botanical garden whilst feeling as though time truly has stood still.

2. Trewithen, TR2 4DD

Living up to its Cornish name meaning ‘House of Trees’, Trewithen boasts an incredible 30 acres of surrounding woodland gardens and more than two hundred acres of breathtaking parkland, as well as a 18th century estate steeped in history. Recognised as a ‘Garden of Excellence’ by the International Camellia society (one of only 39 gardens to be awarded the prestige), the magnifi-cent collection of Camellias, Magnolias and Rhododendrons are an unmissable sight. No matter your level of garden expertise, Trewithen is a treasure that’ll impress every taste.

3. The Lost Gardens of Heligan, PL26 6EN

Unveiled in 1992, the gardens were restored, replenished and rediscovered after decades of overgrowth making the now beloved attraction, completely unrecognisable. Explored by thou-sands each year, The Lost Gardens of Heligan are 200 acres of pure Cornish wonder with an abundance of magical moments for the entire family. Heligan is the wonderment of ancient wood-lands, the joy of jungle exploration and the addictive anticipation of what’s to come around each pathway. A place that encourages contemplation, exploration and inspiration – satisfying those with a love of horticulture and nature’s beauty.

Here’s one of our favourite Hotels in the mid-Cornwall area:

The Alverton Hotel

Tregolls Road, Truro, TR1 1ZQ

A grade II listed building nestled in a hillside setting right in the heart of Cornwall’s capital city, The Alverton Hotel offers laidback luxury in all its glory. A four-star hotel steeped in character and history, you can expect a two AA-rosette award-winning restaurant, stunning private gardens, beautifully-furnished bedrooms and unique original features to make a stay at this hotel truly memorable. Located in the heart of Truro, The Alverton is perfect for exploring the Great Gardens of mid-Cornwall, and even further afield for those intrepid explorers!

You’re sure to be amazed at the beauty of these three Great Gardens, each with their own unique atmosphere and character, and a stay at The Alverton Hotel.

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Standby for our next blog, all about south-Cornwall!