Houses and Gardens
Cornwall with its mild climate is fortunate in having a number of lovely and unusual gardens open to the public as well as a good number of National Trust Country Houses and Gardens. Just some of these are mentioned below.
- The National Trustís Cotehele, near Saltash, is a Tudor House with gardens, quay and estate.
- Lanhydrock is another National Trust property. Located near Bodmin,
the large house and gardens are definitely worth a visit.
- Mount Edgcumbe is 'Britain's historic park by the sea' and the earliest landscaped park in Cornwall.
Near Torpoint it offers a great day out.
- In St Ives you will find the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, part of the Tate Gallery.
Smaller, less well known gardens :
- Moyclare in Liskeard was established in 1927 and whilst it is only an acre in size, it is worth a visit.
- The Ken-Caro Garden near Pensilva is a 5 acre plantsmans garden started in 1970.
- Near Cardinham is the Pinsla Garden, a one and a half acre artists garden.
- Mary Newman's Cottage is the oldest building in Saltash and the garden is in Elizabethan style.
Cotehele (National Trust)
The Orangery at Mount Edgcumbe