Cornwall has an amazing variety of gardens to visit - from the historic Great Gardens to smaller 'hidden gems' that open only occasionally for charity. Scroll down the page and take your pick or click on the links below.
For information on NGS gardens in Cornwall go to www.ngs.org.uk and select the Cornwall page
For a some more gardens in Cornwall click here
See also gardens open for the Cornwall Wildlife Trust and Cornwall Hospice. There are links on their Home pages.
Superb subtropical garden, with special interest for families
Lose yourself in the three valleys of Glendurgan Garden - full of fun, natural beauty and amazing plants.
Cornwall’s best kept secret
Spring at Eden
Lanhydrock Garden is full of colour all year.
Potager Garden and Glasshouse Café
Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am - 5pm from March to December
East Meets West
Gardens open for charity this month
A 3 acre colourful award winning garden set in a secluded valley
For a list of some gardens in Cornwall click here
Our members have some truly beautiful and interesting gardens. Take a look to see some of the wonderful things growing.
You can take out CGS membership as an individual or as a family and there are lots of benefits.
Lytes Carey Manor Somerton, Somerset Originally the home of Elizabethan herbalist, Henry Lyte, this medieval manor house is surrounded by a striking Arts and Crafts inspired garden, noted for its wonderful displays of topiary. Kelways Garden Centre Langport, Somerset Acclaimed for its RHS Chelsea Gold Medal winning peonies. Whilst the peony glade – a marvellous sight when in flower – has been re-sited and replanted this year, the specimens exhibited at the 2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show will have returned to Kelways by the time of our visit and be on display for you to marvel at. Midney Gardens and Nurseries Somerton, Somerset Midney is an organic series of small linked garden areas – creative and quirky with superb plant combinations might best describe them. Be prepared to come away smiling at the humour and talent of its creators. The booking form will be available in March
Ivy Cottage, Toad Hall Garden and Bush Meadows Morwenstowe, near Bude
Three distinctive gardens in Morwenstowe provide fascinating contrasts. Ivy Cottage is a 1.5 acre plantsman’s garden with beautiful colour-coordinated ‘rooms’, trees, shrubs and curving borders, a wildlife pond, vegetable garden, chickens and 2.5 acres of woodland. 180 different hardy geraniums and their lovely rose collection will delight at this time. Toad Hall Garden, only eight years old, is created from rough paddock. Its interlinking stream-fed ponds, natural woodland, gravel paths and flowerbeds with creative stone designs combine to create an intriguing private place with unusual and charming personal touches. Bush Meadows is a unique self-built, reclaimed slate and stone dwelling, on a sloping valley bisected by a river – its trees now reaching maturity. Grasses, shrubs and hardy perennials with a pump-fed rill and tumbling waterfall to the pond provide a lovely backdrop with a gypsy caravan tucked amongst roses and clematis. Recycled materials are utilised to provide a potting shed and greenhouse, polytunnel and vegetable garden. The booking form will be available in March.