Posted: 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.