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5 Gardens To Visit This Spring

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Spring has finally hit and what better way to celebrate than visiting Cornwall’s stunning gardens!

There’s so much beauty to discover, from steep valleys to hidden beaches.

We’ve got some beautiful gardens for the perfect spring treat. Admire blooming flowers, have a picnic or simply enjoy a lovely stroll.

Anthony Woodland Gardens

Anthony Woodland Gardens is an inspiring setting, surrounded by sweeping rivers, beautiful blooming flowers and something new to discover around every corner.

During spring you'll find the eye catching camellias and magnolias as their exploding colours cover the Woodland Garden. The 18th century mansion is a beautiful addition to the grounds, situated upon 25 beautiful acres just waiting to be explored!

The gardens overlook the Lynher River, creates a perfect afternoon for the family to enjoy this relaxing walk around the lush gardens and parkland.

Stroll through courtyards, terraces and find the beautiful Japanese pond. There’s so much beauty to find here during spring, including sculptures and the wonderful knot garden.

It’s the perfect location for children to enjoy. Anthony House and Garden was a location chosen by Walt Disney, to become the film location for the remake of ‘Alice In Wonderland’. The kids will love exploring and discovering spots from the film!

End your visit in the lovely tea-room, where you can enjoy light bites or a comforting cream tea this Spring.

Anthony holds events all throughout the year, but spring is special. Camellia Day will be held on 12 April to enjoy a guided spring walk, focusing on the National Collection of Camellia Japonica.

The Lost Gardens Of Heligan

Heligan is a genuine secret garden, lost for decades. It’s one of the most fascinating gardens to discover as a family, with a 200-acre estate full of beautiful flowers to admire, and paths to guide you on your walk.

There are lots of gardens to explore. This spring look out for pre-1920 camellias and rhododendrons.

In 2008, Heligan was granted National Collection Holder Status by Plant Heritage for historic and unique national collection.

A garden loved by many is Heligan’s Italian Garden, providing a Mediterranean inspired setting. There’s also The Jungle, providing a jungle garden and one of Britain’s longest Burmese Rope Bridges!

Admire beautiful views of huge rhubarb, tropical plants, banana plantations and have fun in the tunnels. Your dog is more than welcome to join you on your day of discovery.

The Kitchen and Bakery is the perfect place to end your day, you’ll find a range of produce and delicious baked goods made within the premises.

Trengwanton Gardens

Visit Trengwanton because blooming magnolias are waiting for you. Follow winding wooded paths and wide open spaces. It’s a great family day out, with views reaching out towards the Lizard peninsula.

It’s a wonderful setting, perfect for family picnics on the luscious meadows. There’s also a lovely summer house to unwind in and find shelter.

Follow trails and discover exotic plants, or head to the sensory trail for a touchy feely experience of the garden! During the spring you can expect all sorts of events such as spring seed planting, Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts, summer den building and so much more.

The tea room is a relaxing destination once your exploring has come to an end. It’s situated within its own walled garden, with plenty of space to play. There’s a children’s menu, picnic boxes and toys in the garden.

Glendurgan Gardens

Glendurgan is a beautiful exotic valley, filled with wildlife, adventure and a peaceful beach.

This spring come and admire the bursting flowers and towering trees. The garden will be a treasure chest of bright bluebells, aquilega flowers and more. Stroll and admire the views, watch birds find a seat in this colourful garden.

Before you make your way in, have a peek at the blackboard to see what birds have been spotted throughout the garden and feel free to add to the growing list!

There’s a wonderful maze, perfect for little ones to find adventure and get lost around the many corners. There’s also a great giant swing, where everyone can have a go!

If you decide to visit the beach at the bottom of the valley, you will be stunned by your surroundings. It’s so peaceful, with pretty cottages, bobbing boats and a small village.

Caerhays Castle Gardens

This 140 acre gardens are home to the Williams family. Surrounded by natural beauty and Cornish coastline, there’s so much beauty to admire. Within steep alleys, events and endless discovery, the whole family will love this spring day out.

The castle was designed by Regency architect John Nash almost 200 years ago. It’s peaceful and beautiful, making it a popular location for weddings and events. Explore the grounds, head to the beaches and follow the beautiful coastal paths.

Which gardens will you explore this Spring in Cornwall?

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