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Pinsla Garden & Nursery, Glynn, Nr Cardinham

An idyllic 2 acre haven, a hideaway, quiet, tranquil place set in wild woodland, full of secret paths, and unusual plants. Step through the arched gateway into our fantasy garden and be immersed in scents, textures and colour. We are garden artists working with the beauty of Pinsla and with the natural materials around us. Free entry to Nursery. Tea and lovely cake. Open daily 23 Feb to 31 Oct 9am to 5.30pm. Adults £3, children free http://www.pinslagarden.net/

Tregrehan Gardens, Par 

The 20 acre garden's intense privacy baffles some visitors, but reflects a character that each generation of Carlyon gardener has unfailingly brought with him or her. Tregrehan Garden is about plants. Although historical its approach is fresh with an extraordinary recent collection worthy of its relationship with Kew. Open to the public from mid-March to end-May and one day per week throughout summer. http://www.tregrehangarden.uk/

Marsh Villa Gardens, Par

This magical 3-acre water and woodland garden lies in a former tidal creek, and is rich in variety and conservational significance. With the first plantings in 1988, the garden is well established, boasting extensive herbaceous borders and mixed beds, amongst a charming network of waterways which drain the Treesmill marsh levels. 
Open from1 April 2013 to 30 September 2013 on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 am to 6 pm. http://www.marshvillagardens.co.uk/

Hidden Valley Gardens, Treesmill, nr Par

An Award winning three acre garden and specialist plant nursery, nestled in a secluded hidden valley. Open dates: Daily from: 20th March - 15th October 10.00am - 6.00 pm (except Tuesdays and Wednesdays). http://www.hiddenvalleygardens.co.uk/

Pencarrow House & Gardens, Bodmin

Pencarrow’s gardens are a combination of formal landscaping and woodland walks, with attractive planting for both garden specialists and casual walkers. Shorter and longer walking loops are available, as well as some wheelchair access. Open 1 March – 31 October 2014, Daily, 10:00 – 17:30. http://www.pencarrow.co.uk/gardens

Pinetum Park and Pine Lodge Gardens, St Austell 

36 acres on the eastern side of St Austell and approached via a short lane off the A390
open all year round (last tickets 4.30pm). The Nursery propagates and sells many of the plants seen in the Gardens and the homely Tearooms sell good home-cooked food using fresh local produce. http://www.pinetumpark.com/

Eden Project, St Austell

The Living Theatre of Plants and People. Eden is famous for its Biomes, the world's largest greenhouses which nestle in a giant 50 metre deep crater the size of 30 football pitches, forming the centrepiece of a spectacular global garden. Open every day except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. www.edenproject.com

The Japanese Garden & Bonsai Nursery, St Mawgan, Nr Newquay

Japanese Bonsai Garden

East meets West in the creation of the Japanese Garden. We are content to let the visitor decide whether or not we have remained true to the essential spirit of the Japanese garden: an artistic expression of the essence of Nature wherein the tranquil beauty of the natural world is drawn upon to create an oasis of special calm and serenity. Bonsai stock includes bonsai cultivated in the nursery and imports from Japan, Korea & China. Open All Year: Seven Days a Week 10am to 6pm (5.30pm winter) Closed Xmas Day to New Years Day http://www.thebonsainursery.com/

Poppy Cottage Garden, Ruan High Lanes, Truro

Situated in the heart of the beautiful Roseland Peninsula Poppy Cottage Garden covers about one acre full of colour for all year - round interest. Planted as a series of rooms, which are small gardens in themselves, it is brimming with bulbs, herbaceous, grasses, shrubs and even exotics, mainly colour themed, and with plenty of places to sit and enjoy a cup of tea and a piece of home made cake. Open Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday, and Bank Holidays March to September 2 - 5.30 pm www.poppycottagegarden.co.uk

Roseland House Garden & Nursery, Chacewater, Truro

The garden contains many climbers including a great many old Rambling roses and Clematis (the two often mix well together - we have a large selection of Clematis viticella hybrids in the garden and now hold one of the NCCPG's National Collections of Clematis viticella cvs.). The garden will be open to visitors each Tuesday & Wednesday April to September 24th. 1 PM to 5 PM Adults £3.00 (children free). Teas (with home made cakes) are available. http://www.roselandhouse.co.uk/

Trewithen Gardens, Grampound, Nr Truro

An historic private Estate boasting one of the loveliest gardens in England. With its magnificent collection of camellias, rhododendrons and magnolias, its wonderfull woodland walks and its heritage family home, Trewithen is a rare and unique Cornish gem. Open March to September, 10:00 - 16:30, Monday- Saturday, (Sundays in March to May) http://www.trewithengardens.co.uk/

The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan, St Austell

Heligan, seat of the Tremayne family for more than 400 years, is one of the most mysterious estates in England. Ideally you should allow a whole day to see as much as possible of our 200 acre site, but don’t expect to see everything in one visit! Open daily 10:00am – 6:00pm (winter 5pm) (last tickets 1½hours before closing) http://www.heligan.com/

Caerhayes Estate, Gorran, St Austell

The 120 acre woodland gardens are English Heritage Listed Grade II*. The origins of this historically important collection of Chinese plants can be traced back to the work of the great plant hunters Ernest Wilson (1876 - 1930) and George Forrest (1873 - 1932). There are structured walks around the garden giving views over the estate and grounds, the lake, and out to sea. Guided tours of the gardens by the head gardeners are available and usually last around 1½- 2 hours. These must be prebooked. http://www.caerhays.co.uk/page.cfm?page=gardens_home_page

Lamorran Gardens, St Mawes

An intimate garden very much in the mould of Mediterranean gardens with water ever-present both as a backdrop to the garden and with running water featured in the many pools and streams. Many features are included to divide the garden into intimate compartments - i giardini segreti - which the visitor can find and explore. Hence there are areas of woodland, a water garden in Japanese style as well as temples and archways and a small bridge on which to lean to look out over the bay. Opening times April - September Wednesday & Friday 10 - 5 http://www.lamorrangarden.co.uk/

Tregothnan, Tresillian, Truro

Experience one of England's finest private botanical gardens. Although the Tregothnan estate is not open to the public you may, by prior appointment, visit this amazing garden and arboretum. Our Head Gardener Neil Bennett, or one of his team, acts as your guide, discussing the fascinating history of the garden, its impressive plant collections, and exciting plans for the future. Experience our unique tea plantation up close as you wander through the magical Himalayan Valley and discover a little piece of Darjeeling right here in Cornwall. Your exclusive tour of the garden takes approximately two and half hours, finishing with a cream tea in the Edwardian summer house http://tregothnan.co.uk/

Trebah Garden, Mawnan Smith, Nr Falmouth

Trebah is a sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop. With adventure play areas, children's trails and special events all year round, we are a family and dog-friendly garden. There are 4 miles of footpaths within the garden. Our stylish reception building houses an award-winning licensed cafe, shop and plant sales, open free of charge to non-garden visitors. Open daily all year round from 10am www.trebahgarden.co.uk

Trewidden Gardens, Buryas Bridge, Penzance - Sat. Nav. TR19 6AU

The maze of informal paths leads you around this peaceful Cornish garden with champion trees and shrubs, many of which are over 100 years old, to be discovered alongside some species of plants rarely seen grown in this country. Designated as one of the Great Gardens of Cornwall, Trewidden is a wonderful Cornish garden to visit. To ensure you get the most out of your trip, book a guided tour of the garden with Head Gardener Richard Morton. Open 7 days a week 3rd March - 21st September 10.30 to 5.30 (last tickets 4.30) http://trewiddengarden.co.uk/

Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Gulval, Long Rock, Penzance

Tremenheere is a new 20 acre garden nestled in a beautiful valley with stunning views over St Michaels Mount. The planting scheme is both sub-tropical and architectural in a free flowing naturalistic fashion. It provides interest and a sense of wonder throughout the year. Mature woodland, streams and ponds also provide a calming backdrop - and a haven for wildlife. Open Sunday to Wednesday 10am-4pm, Thursday to Saturday 10am-5pm www.tremenheere.co.uk

Bonython Estate Gardens, Helston

The manor house strikes a dramatic sea-facing pose, its grand façade dating back to the 1780s. Since new South African owners took over in 1999, a modern and exotic horticultural twist has brought Bonython to the attention of the keen plant brigades. Indulge in the enchanting atmosphere of what was a traditional garden, and has now been passionately infused with innovative planting to become one of the most interesting gardens in the southwest
Open from April to September. Monday to Friday, 10:00 - 16:30, closed all Bank Holidays. www.bonythonmanor.co.uk

The Great Gardens of Cornwall


National Trust, Devon and Cornwall