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Our top 5 spring gardens to visit in Cornwall

09 March 2017:Cornwall

Cornwall’s gardens are a delight whatever the season, but in spring they are truly a sight to behold.

Stunning displays of magnolia, rhododendron, camellia and azalea adorn the grounds of stately manor homes – whilst bluebells and daffodils create carpets of colour amongst the woodland floor. Discover just a few of our favourite spring gardens to explore here:

Pencarrow House

Visit Pencarrow House this spring and explore the stunning combination of formal landscaping and woodland walks. March brings with it a dazzling display of over 600 varieties of camellia and rhododendron, followed by stunning bluebells and wild garlic that adorn the woodland areas in May.


Stroll amongst a sea of yellow and white daffodils in the acre meadow at Cotehele this spring. Discover more about the fascinating history of daffodil growing in the Tamar Valley and varieties that you’re unlikely to find anywhere else.

Prideaux Place

Prideaux’s beautifully landscaped grounds, originally created in the 1730s, are currently being lovingly restored having been lost to overgrown laurels. So far, an 80-tree lime avenue has been replanted and the Victorian Formal Garden remodeled. Make sure to visit the deer park too, and watch these majestic creatures whilst enjoying a light lunch from the Terrace Tearoom.


Set in 1000 acres of wooded parkland, Lanhydrock is a beautiful place to visit in Cornwall. Stroll through the beautiful herbaceous borders and discover the fabulous magnolia trees, found in the higher gardens.

Caerhays Castle

Home to a National Magnolia Collection, the gardens at Caerhays are a springtime wonderland for visitors. There’s plenty to discover, from the exotic and exciting plant species such as Chinese rhododendron, magnolia, camellia and azalea, to stunning views and the castle itself.

Mother Ivey's Bay Holiday Park