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.

Looe Banjo Pier

Cotehele (National Trust)

The Orangery at Mount Edgcumbe

The Orangery at Mount Edgcumbe

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Country Houses and Gardens

Houses and Gardens

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