Bosvigo HouseNorth-west from Truro on A390. 3 acres of gardens surround a mainly Georgian house (not open to the public). Featuring a series of enclosed gardens or 'outdoor rooms' each with it's own colour theme. In the summer a display of yellows, reds and other colours contrast with the black and green garden. The pink and grey garden is especially pretty. The garden specialises in hellebores and pulmonarias. more information
Glendurgan Garden4 miles south-west of Falmouth A garden above the Helford River in a valley. In 1820 the it was purchased by Alfred Fox, who created an informal garden. His shipping company enabled him to import His private house looks towards Helford, and in the 1820s and 1830s the garden was laid out, including a laurel maze. Subsequent generations enhanced the garden. The sheltered valley ideal for exotic plants.Features include Holy Corner. In 1962 Glendurgan was given to the National Trust. more information
Headland GardenAt Polruan-by-Fowey near Fowey A cliff-top garden bounded by the sea, in 1.5 acres. Paths, hedges and archways create hidden areas with sub-tropical plants, some Australian and New Zealand species. A flight of 100 steps lead down to a cove. more information
East of Penryn, 1 mile north-east of Mylor A small estuary garden that is interesting throughout the year, with small streams, dry areas and waterside walks. Masses of bulbs, shrubs, herbaceous perennials and climbers. more information
Lost Gardens Of HeliganB3273 south of St Austell at Pentewan. Award-winning gardens in 80 acres with four walled gardens and a kitchen garden. There have been gardens here since 1603 and were expanded to the present size in 1780. They fell into decline, now they are the largest garden restoration project in Europe, revealing 2.5 miles of footpaths. Fetaures include peach houses, rockery, vineries, and summer houses. The gardens now represent a living museum of 19th century horticulture. more information
3 miles south-west of Falmouth near Buduck A 15 acre spring-flowering garden with views of the sea. Created 200 years ago by the Fox family who planted the upper garden with specimens collected abroad. The garden is the home of the Penjerrick and Barclayi hybrid rhododendrons. Among the features are the second largest beech in England and a jungle-like area with ponds. This garden is best seen in the Spring. more information
Pine Lodge GardensAt Cuddra, near St Austell Gardens set in a 30 acre estate with parkland, lake and woodland, with an arboretum and pinetum. 5 acres of garden with a wide range of 5,500 plants. The abundant water feeds a marsh garden. Features of the garden include climbers. more information
Trebah Gardens4 miles south-west of Falmouth A spectacular 25 acre garden that falls 200 feet to the River Helford. A sub-tropical garden, 150 years old, leading from an 18th century house to a steep d valley and a sheltered cove. The features include lawns, a sub-tropical jungle with Australian tree-ferns and palms. Waterfalls, with ponds, winds through 2 acres of hydrangeas to the beach. The cove has a memorial to those men who left for the Dunkirk landings but did not return. more information
Trelissick4 miles south of Truro above King Harry Ferry The Trelissick estate is at the head of the River Fal estuary. A 1750 villa was built and was remodelled in 1825. In 1844 to 1913 the estate was owned by the Gilbert family, they planted ornamental woodlands. The garden today was largely created since 1937. The lawns give Trelissick its character, and a path and rustic bridge lead over the Ferry Road to a newer part of the garden. Features a collection of hydrangeas. The garden is now in the care of the National Trust with woodland walks beside the river. more information
Trengwainton Gardens2 miles north-west of Penzance off A3071 A National Trust garden with 98 acres overlooking Mount's Bay. The mild climate results in plants that cannot be grown in the open anywhere else in England. Trengwainton is a 20th century creation although the house has been here since the 16th century. In 19th century Rose Price started the garden with tall beeches and oaks sheltering the house. There are individual gardens separated by walls. Features include woods, a stream and bog garden and lawns. The house is not open to the public. more information
Trevarno Estate & GardensNear Helston on the Penzance road An unspoilt Cornish estate with Georgian and Victorian gardens and a collection of rare trees and shrubs.There are numerous garden features and follies, walled gardens and woodland walks. The Garden Museum contains a collection of tools and implements. The Fountain Garden Conservatory allows visitors to admire the plants from the inside. more information