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10/05/2012 at 14:38


Am going to Cornwall on Monday in the St Ives area, any recommendations for garden s to visit?

10/05/2012 at 16:03

This is one of my favourites

Pam x

10/05/2012 at 17:02

Thanks Pam, we visited Lanhydrock last year and loved it, both the house and gardens!

13/05/2012 at 09:01

I live near St Ives. NT Trengwainton is good as is the garden at St Michael's Mount. Tregenna Castle Hotel in St Ives has a small but interesting garden which is free to visit - and they do great cream teas. Trelissick, Glendurgan and Trebah are not too far....but please do go to Trengwainton.

13/05/2012 at 18:56

Thanks all, weather looks as though it should be Ok, definitely going to St Michaels Mount and possibly Trengwainton!

13/05/2012 at 19:16

Trebah is amazing, very hilly but worth it! Wooded, jungle, water gardens down to a cove on the river (ice cream available before the climb back up!)

Caerhays was amazing in the spring (magnolias, camellias, rhodes etc.) when we went, not sure exactly which month, maybe earlier than now.

The Japanese bonsai garden Mawgan Porth is much smaller, only a few acres but absolutely amazing for maples etc.

Lost gardens of Heligan is of course amazing. 

Eden Project, well worth a visit. 

Last time we were down out of season & had just taken out National Trust membership, so mainly tried these as they were amongst the few open. Trelissick, nice enough gardens did have good views.  Cotehele, small but nice garden, some interesting bits.

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