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The mild climate in Cornwall means there are some beautiful gardens as it is a perfect habitat for local and tropical plants. There are lots of Cornish Gardens with amazing displays of flowers and plants whatever the season. See our list of Gardens in Cornwall below.

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Adventure Park Cornwall - Wadebridge Cornwall

North Cornwall

Nestled in 111 acres of Cornish countryside, Camel Creek is a haven of family-friendly rides, giant play areas and animal encounters. With Cornwall's only 5D Simulator, the Adventure Park is an all-weather attraction suitable for the whole family, rain or shine. Read more about Camel Creek Adventure Park Cornwall

Animal Sanctuary - Lizard Peninsula / Helston

West Cornwall

Make some new friends today at Cornwall's only Seal Sanctuary and rescue centre. Come and hear about dramatic rescues and meet the seal and sea lion characters whose individual stories are brought to life during your visit.

Relax at our Cafe, enjoy the view of the Helford River and wander along our woodland walk. Children will love the pirate play area, quiz trail and special events all year round. Don't forget to say hello to the penguins, otters, sheep, goats and horses. The Cornish Seal Sanctuary is a dog friendly attraction in Cornwall. Dogs on leads welcome. Read more about The Cornish Seal Sanctuary

CYDER FARM CORNWALL - Nr Truro

North Cornwall

Healey's Cyder Farm has lots to do both inside and out and so is a great place to visit whatever the weather. With tractor rides, tours of the production factory, museum and distillery, sampling bar and lots of friendly farm animals to meet you are sure to have a fun family day out in Cornwall. There is also a shop stocked full of Cornish goodies where you can stock up on supplies and a restaurant with courtyard where you can enjoy delicious home-cooked meals, cream teas, a perfectly chilled glass of cyder or wide choice of hot and cold drinks. Read more about

Healey's Cyder Farm.

Healey's Cyder Farm.

Historic Building, Gardens and Play Park - Pool, Redruth, Cornwall

West Cornwall

Cornwall's first free cultural playground on a grand scale. Set in the shadow of an iconic Cornish engine house and covering 19 acres, there is so much to explore, from the botanical gardens to the interactive exhibitions. So, whether its breathing in the peace and serenity found in the Diaspora Botanical Gardens, shouting with glee after escaping the Giant's Trap in the Adventure Playground, or being taken back to another time through an immersion scape in the World Heritage Exhibitions, Heartlands has something to suit every age and interest. Read more about this great Cornwall attraction. Read More about Heartlands

Garden - Nr Penzance Cornwall

West Cornwall

Cornwall's No 1 picnic garden! Tanglewood is a wonderful wild garden with woodland, garden and pond areas. There is fantastic wildlife to see. The land is maintained on the basis that it is shared equally between humans and wildlife so brambles nettles and thistles are not looked on as weeds but as essential habitat for birds, animals and insects. Begin with a walk through mature woodland and then step out to enjoy the garden and pond areas, with plenty of places to stop and enjoy a picnic along the way. A great day out for all the family and the dog can come too because Tanglewood is a dog friendly Cornwall attraction. Read more about Tanglewood Wild Garden

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Adventure Park Cornwall - Wadebridge Cornwall

North Cornwall

Nestled in 111 acres of Cornish countryside, Camel Creek is a haven of family-friendly rides, giant play areas and animal encounters. With Cornwall's only 5D Simulator, the Adventure Park is an all-weather attraction suitable for the whole family, rain or shine. Read more about Camel Creek Adventure Park Cornwall

House and Gardens - St Dominick, Cornwall

South East Cornwall

The National Trust property at Cotehele is a Tudor house set in magnificent gardens on the banks of the River Tamar. One of the leading Cornwall attractions Cotehele is well worth a visit. Once the ancestral home of the Edgcumbe family the house is decorated with tapestries, arms and armour, pewter, brass and old oak furniture. The interior tour has changed little over the years and retains a strong sense of history. Outside there are formally planted terraces to wander in and admire, or you can lose yourself in the Valley Garden, which includes a medieval stewpond and dovecote and leads down to the river. Image © National Trust Images/Carole Drake.

Read more about Cotehele National Trust Attractions Cornwall

Garden - Falmouth Cornwall

West Cornwall

Glendurgan is a valley garden dating back to the 1820s, descending to the village of Durgan and its beach on the Helford River. Outstanding floral displays with exotic plants and famous Glendurgan laurel maze, shop, tea room and garden events. Image ©National Trust Images/Andrew Butler

Read more about Glendurgan and National Trust Cornwall Attracions

Historic House and Gardens - Helston, Cornwall

West Cornwall

Godolphin House and Estate is situated at Godolphin Cross near Helston in West Cornwall. One of the finest Cornwall attractions, Godolphin House was one of the most fashionable houses in Cornwall in the 17th century. It is open to the public on selected dates through the year and so if you are looking for things to do in Cornwall this National Trust Property could make a nice day out. The medieval gardens, dating back to the 16th Century are amongst the most important historic gardens in Europe. Dogs on leads are welcome in all outside areas. Image ©National Trust Images/Andrew Butler

Read more about Godolphin and National Trust Cornwall Attracions

CYDER FARM CORNWALL - Nr Truro

North Cornwall

Healey's Cyder Farm has lots to do both inside and out and so is a great place to visit whatever the weather. With tractor rides, tours of the production factory, museum and distillery, sampling bar and lots of friendly farm animals to meet you are sure to have a fun family day out in Cornwall. There is also a shop stocked full of Cornish goodies where you can stock up on supplies and a restaurant with courtyard where you can enjoy delicious home-cooked meals, cream teas, a perfectly chilled glass of cyder or wide choice of hot and cold drinks. Read more about

Healey's Cyder Farm.

Healey's Cyder Farm.

House and Gardens - St Germans, Saltash, Cornwall

South East Cornwall

Considered to be one of the most romantic and concealed stately homes in England. A real family home, full of remarkable stories, visitors will be able to view the house very much as the day-to-day residence of Lord and Lady St Germans.

With art works by Reynolds Romney, Ramsey, Van Dyck and mural by Lenkiewicz covering the wall of the Soane Round Room. Outside are the accessible beautiful Park and gardens, Priory church and tea rooms. Private guided tours of the house and basement are available, a chance to see the Dowton type under stairs and a candle lit wine cellar.

Dogs are very welcome to go around the gardens on lead and on Wednesday afternoons may run free on the Park.

For Port Eliot Estate: Port Eliot Estate Office St Germans Saltash Cornwall PL12 5ND Telephone: 01503 230211 E-mail: info@porteliot.co.uk

www.porteliot.co.uk/

Historic Building & Gardens - Marazion Cornwall

West Cornwall

This National Trust property is on an iconic rocky island crowned by a medieval church and castle and is home to a living community. Visit the Medieval Castle situated on the tidal island off the coast of Marazion. Walk across the spectacular cobbled causeway at low tide or take a ride in one of the boat taxis. Explore the island community, harbour, cafe and gift shops before entering the gardens and then the castle.

Read more about St Michael's Mount and National Trust Cornwall Attractions

Garden - Nr Penzance Cornwall

West Cornwall

Cornwall's No 1 picnic garden! Tanglewood is a wonderful wild garden with woodland, garden and pond areas. There is fantastic wildlife to see. The land is maintained on the basis that it is shared equally between humans and wildlife so brambles nettles and thistles are not looked on as weeds but as essential habitat for birds, animals and insects. Begin with a walk through mature woodland and then step out to enjoy the garden and pond areas, with plenty of places to stop and enjoy a picnic along the way. A great day out for all the family and the dog can come too because Tanglewood is a dog friendly Cornwall attraction. Read more about Tanglewood Wild Garden

Garden  - Truro Cornwall

West Cornwall

The gardens and wonderful walks at Trelissick are one of the Cornwall attractions that have something for all the family. Perched above the estuary of the River Fal Trelissick offers cultivated gardens, woodland walks, exotic plants, an art gallery, National Trust shop and tearooms and an interesting second hand book shop. The gardens are not dog friendly but the estate land is (dogs on leads) Image © National Trust Images/Andrew Butler

Read more about Trelissick and National Trust Cornwall Attracions

Garden / historic building - Lizard Peninsula Cornwall

West Cornwall

The estate has 1000s of acres of impressive gardens and woodland. Follow one of the marked walks or explore on your own. The estate centres around the historic building which is surrounded by the New Yard Restaurant, Craft Gallery, Plant nursery, Art Gallery and Opi Workshop.

Trelowarren, Mawgan, Helston, Cornwall TR12 6AF

Tel: 01326 222105

www.trelowarren.com

Garden - Penzance Cornwall

West Cornwall

Full of exotic plants and spectacular views of Mounts Bay and The Lizard the National Trust property at Trengwainton near Penzance Cornwall offers 25 acres of wonderful gardens and grounds to explore and is definitely one of the things to do in Cornwall to consider if you enjoy beautiful gardens and scenery. It is one of the Cornwall attractions which is a dog friendly attraction in Cornwall and well behaved dogs on leads are welcome to enjoy the wonderful walks which Trengwainton has to offer. Image ©National Trust Images Andrew Butler.

Read more about Trengwainton and National Trust Cornwall Attracions

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Antony Gardens

Torpoint

South East Cornwall

Garden / House

Tel: 01752 812191

Bonython Estate Gardens

Lizard / Helston

West Cornwall

Garden

Gardens and lakes set around the Georgian Manor offer beautiful colourful displays. Explore the 18th Century walled garden, Orchard and lakes and many displays. Thatched Summer House offers tea and homemade cakes. Plant sales.

Bonython Estate, Cury Cross Lanes, Helston, Cornwall TR12 7BA

Tel: 01326 240550

www.Bonython manor.co.uk

Caerhays Castle Gardens

St Austell Cornwall

South East Cornwall

Castle / Gardens

100 acres of gardens surrounding the ancient castle building. Owned by the Williams family for nearly 150 years, visitors can see original plants collected in China in the early 1900s together with more modern editions. Overlooking Porthluny Beach. Tearooms and gift shop. Dogs on leads welcome.

Estate Office, Caerhays Castle, Gorran, St Austell PL26 6LY Cornwall

Tel: 01872 501310

www.caerhays.co.uk

Camel Creek Adventure Park

Wadebridge Cornwall

North Cornwall

Adventure Park Cornwall

Nestled in 111 acres of Cornish countryside, Camel Creek is a haven of family-friendly rides, giant play areas and animal encounters. With Cornwall's only 5D Simulator, the Adventure Park is an all-weather attraction suitable for the whole family, rain or shine. Read more about Camel Creek Adventure Park Cornwall

Cornish Seal Sanctuary

Lizard Peninsula / Helston

West Cornwall

Animal Sanctuary

Make some new friends today at Cornwall's only Seal Sanctuary and rescue centre. Come and hear about dramatic rescues and meet the seal and sea lion characters whose individual stories are brought to life during your visit.

Relax at our Cafe, enjoy the view of the Helford River and wander along our woodland walk. Children will love the pirate play area, quiz trail and special events all year round. Don't forget to say hello to the penguins, otters, sheep, goats and horses. The Cornish Seal Sanctuary is a dog friendly attraction in Cornwall. Dogs on leads welcome. Read more about The Cornish Seal Sanctuary

COTEHELE

St Dominick, Cornwall

South East Cornwall

House and Gardens

The National Trust property at Cotehele is a Tudor house set in magnificent gardens on the banks of the River Tamar. One of the leading Cornwall attractions Cotehele is well worth a visit. Once the ancestral home of the Edgcumbe family the house is decorated with tapestries, arms and armour, pewter, brass and old oak furniture. The interior tour has changed little over the years and retains a strong sense of history. Outside there are formally planted terraces to wander in and admire, or you can lose yourself in the Valley Garden, which includes a medieval stewpond and dovecote and leads down to the river. Image © National Trust Images/Carole Drake.

Read more about Cotehele National Trust Attractions Cornwall

Eden Project

St Austell Cornwall

South East Cornwall

Garden

Eden Project, Bodelva, St Austell, Cornwall PL24 2SG

Tel: 01726 811911

www.edenproject.com

Glendurgan

Falmouth Cornwall

West Cornwall

Garden

Glendurgan is a valley garden dating back to the 1820s, descending to the village of Durgan and its beach on the Helford River. Outstanding floral displays with exotic plants and famous Glendurgan laurel maze, shop, tea room and garden events. Image ©National Trust Images/Andrew Butler

Read more about Glendurgan and National Trust Cornwall Attracions

GODOLPHIN

Helston, Cornwall

West Cornwall

Historic House and Gardens

Godolphin House and Estate is situated at Godolphin Cross near Helston in West Cornwall. One of the finest Cornwall attractions, Godolphin House was one of the most fashionable houses in Cornwall in the 17th century. It is open to the public on selected dates through the year and so if you are looking for things to do in Cornwall this National Trust Property could make a nice day out. The medieval gardens, dating back to the 16th Century are amongst the most important historic gardens in Europe. Dogs on leads are welcome in all outside areas. Image ©National Trust Images/Andrew Butler

Read more about Godolphin and National Trust Cornwall Attracions

HEALEY'S CYDER FARM

Nr Truro

North Cornwall

CYDER FARM CORNWALL

Healey's Cyder Farm has lots to do both inside and out and so is a great place to visit whatever the weather. With tractor rides, tours of the production factory, museum and distillery, sampling bar and lots of friendly farm animals to meet you are sure to have a fun family day out in Cornwall. There is also a shop stocked full of Cornish goodies where you can stock up on supplies and a restaurant with courtyard where you can enjoy delicious home-cooked meals, cream teas, a perfectly chilled glass of cyder or wide choice of hot and cold drinks. Read more about

Healey's Cyder Farm.

Healey's Cyder Farm.

Heartlands

Pool, Redruth, Cornwall

West Cornwall

Historic Building, Gardens and Play Park

Cornwall's first free cultural playground on a grand scale. Set in the shadow of an iconic Cornish engine house and covering 19 acres, there is so much to explore, from the botanical gardens to the interactive exhibitions. So, whether its breathing in the peace and serenity found in the Diaspora Botanical Gardens, shouting with glee after escaping the Giant's Trap in the Adventure Playground, or being taken back to another time through an immersion scape in the World Heritage Exhibitions, Heartlands has something to suit every age and interest. Read more about this great Cornwall attraction. Read More about Heartlands

Lamorran House and Gardens

St Mawes Cornwall

South East Cornwall

Garden

Overlooking St Mawes Bay and St Anthony Peninsula the gardens display a wide range of sub-tropical and warm temperature trees and plants. Laid out in a Mediterranian style the garden houses plants from Australia, Chilie, New Zealand and more.

Lamorran House Gardens, Upper Castle Road, St Mawes, TR2 5BZ Cornwall

Tel: 01326 270800

www.lamorrangardens.co.uk

Mount Edgcumbe House & Country Park

Saltash

South East Cornwall

Garden / House

Former home of the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe set in gardens and acres of County Park. Visit can include a cruise of the river Tamar

Tel: 01752 822236

www.mountedgcumbe.gov.uk

Pencarrow

Bodmin / Wadebridge

North Cornwall

House

The Molesworth-St Aubyn family still live in this Georgian mansion situated between Bodmin and Wadebridge. View the collection of antique dolls, furniture, pictures and porcelain. Grade II listed Gardens, including iron age fort, Italian garden and Victorian rockery. Licensed tea room and Gallery / shop. Cornish slate Wendy House and play area for children. Disabled facilities. Dogs welcome - woodland walks for your dogs. Also caters for Weddings, receptions, corporate entertainment and special events.

Tel: 01208 841369

www.pencarrow.co.uk

Penlee House Gallery & Museum

Penzance

West Cornwall

Gallery

Penlee House is a Victorian House set in an attractive Park and home to the historic collections of Penzance Town Council, Penwith District Council and Newlyn Art Gallery. It houses Galleries with changing exhibitions focusing on the historic art of West Cornwall, usually including the world famous 'Newlyn School' artists, such as Stanhope and Elizabeth Forbes, Walter Langley and 'Lamorna' Birch, who lived in the area from 1880 to 1940. The House also holds a permanent collection of paintings by artists of the Newlyn School and Lamorna Group, such as The Rain it Raineth Every Day by Normwan Garstin and School is Out by Elizabeth Forbes (please note the display changes). The museum looks at Cornish life and archaeology and presents over 6000 years of West Cornwall history and has activities and games for children. View thousands of photographic archives via computer terminal. There is a licensed cafe overlooking the park, a gift / book shop, Ramped / lift access throughout, Adapted toilet, Nappy changing facilities, 3 disabled badge parking spaces. Please telephone for exhibition information, opening times and admission fee.

Morrab Road, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4HE.

Tel: 01736 363625

www.penleehouse.org.uk

Pine Lodge Gardens and Nursery

St Austell

South East Cornwall

Garden

Free Parking, lunches & teas, toilets. Guide dogs only. A collection of over 6000 plants all labelled and covering thirty acres. Includes parkland, lake, ponds, and various different tyes of garden such as Japanese garden, winter garden and water garden.

Holmbush St Austell Cornwall PL25 3RQ

Tel: 01726 73500

www.pine-lodge.co.uk

PORT ELIOT HOUSE & GARDENS

St Germans, Saltash, Cornwall

South East Cornwall

House and Gardens

Considered to be one of the most romantic and concealed stately homes in England. A real family home, full of remarkable stories, visitors will be able to view the house very much as the day-to-day residence of Lord and Lady St Germans.

With art works by Reynolds Romney, Ramsey, Van Dyck and mural by Lenkiewicz covering the wall of the Soane Round Room. Outside are the accessible beautiful Park and gardens, Priory church and tea rooms. Private guided tours of the house and basement are available, a chance to see the Dowton type under stairs and a candle lit wine cellar.

Dogs are very welcome to go around the gardens on lead and on Wednesday afternoons may run free on the Park.

For Port Eliot Estate: Port Eliot Estate Office St Germans Saltash Cornwall PL12 5ND Telephone: 01503 230211 E-mail: info@porteliot.co.uk

www.porteliot.co.uk/

St Michael's Mount

Marazion Cornwall

West Cornwall

Historic Building & Gardens

This National Trust property is on an iconic rocky island crowned by a medieval church and castle and is home to a living community. Visit the Medieval Castle situated on the tidal island off the coast of Marazion. Walk across the spectacular cobbled causeway at low tide or take a ride in one of the boat taxis. Explore the island community, harbour, cafe and gift shops before entering the gardens and then the castle.

Read more about St Michael's Mount and National Trust Cornwall Attractions

TANGLEWOOD WILD GARDENS

Nr Penzance Cornwall

West Cornwall

Garden

Cornwall's No 1 picnic garden! Tanglewood is a wonderful wild garden with woodland, garden and pond areas. There is fantastic wildlife to see. The land is maintained on the basis that it is shared equally between humans and wildlife so brambles nettles and thistles are not looked on as weeds but as essential habitat for birds, animals and insects. Begin with a walk through mature woodland and then step out to enjoy the garden and pond areas, with plenty of places to stop and enjoy a picnic along the way. A great day out for all the family and the dog can come too because Tanglewood is a dog friendly Cornwall attraction. Read more about Tanglewood Wild Garden

The Lost Gardens of HELIGAN

St Austell Cornwall

South East Cornwall

Garden

Recovered and lovingly restored from an overgrown state the grounds contain many original features, walls and Victorian varieties of flowers, fruits and vegetables. Ponds with exotic trees and sub-tropical foliage. Further 100 acres of pasture and woods incorporating lakes and wetlands.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan, St Austell, Cornwall PL26 6EN

Tel: 01726 845100

www.heligan.com

Trebah

Falmouth

West Cornwall

Garden

Garden by the sea. 26 acre Cornish ravine garden. A steeply wooded ravine descends 200 feet down to a private secluded beach on the Helford River. Streams, waterfalls, ponds with koi carp and exotic plants. Sub-tropical serns and palms, rhododenrons and magnolias. Plenty for children. Dogs welcome. Cafe. For information on disabled facilities please call them

Trebah, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth, Corwall TR11 5JZ

Tel: 01326 252200

www.trebah-garden.co.uk

Trelissick

Truro Cornwall

West Cornwall

Garden

The gardens and wonderful walks at Trelissick are one of the Cornwall attractions that have something for all the family. Perched above the estuary of the River Fal Trelissick offers cultivated gardens, woodland walks, exotic plants, an art gallery, National Trust shop and tearooms and an interesting second hand book shop. The gardens are not dog friendly but the estate land is (dogs on leads) Image © National Trust Images/Andrew Butler

Read more about Trelissick and National Trust Cornwall Attracions

Trelowarren

Lizard Peninsula Cornwall

West Cornwall

Garden / historic building

The estate has 1000s of acres of impressive gardens and woodland. Follow one of the marked walks or explore on your own. The estate centres around the historic building which is surrounded by the New Yard Restaurant, Craft Gallery, Plant nursery, Art Gallery and Opi Workshop.

Trelowarren, Mawgan, Helston, Cornwall TR12 6AF

Tel: 01326 222105

www.trelowarren.com

Trengwainton Gardens

Penzance Cornwall

West Cornwall

Garden

Full of exotic plants and spectacular views of Mounts Bay and The Lizard the National Trust property at Trengwainton near Penzance Cornwall offers 25 acres of wonderful gardens and grounds to explore and is definitely one of the things to do in Cornwall to consider if you enjoy beautiful gardens and scenery. It is one of the Cornwall attractions which is a dog friendly attraction in Cornwall and well behaved dogs on leads are welcome to enjoy the wonderful walks which Trengwainton has to offer. Image ©National Trust Images Andrew Butler.

Read more about Trengwainton and National Trust Cornwall Attracions

Trerice

Newquay Cornwall

West Cornwall

Manor House

Elizabethan manor house with elaborate internal decoration and collection of English furniture. Gardens including an orchard with old varieties off fruit trees. Shop and restaurant. Quiz trails, special Tudor workshops, brass rubbing, costumed events and try your hand at traditional Cornish skittles.

Kestle Mill Nr Newquay Cornwall

Tel: 01637 875404

Tresco Abbey Garden

Isles of Scilly

Isles of Scilly

Garden

Tresco Abbey Gardens, Tresco Estate, Isles of Scilly TR24 0PQ Cornwall

Tel: 01720 424105

www.tresco.co.uk

Trevarno Gardens

Helston Cornwall

West Cornwall

Garden

An approved World Heritage Site visitor attraction. Over 35 Acres of gardens, grounds and woodland, including Victorian and Georgian and Italian gardens, fountains, many rare shrubs and trees and abundant wildlife. A range of crafts including handmade soap and skin care workshop and sales, soap museum, toy museum (extra charge applies), National Museum of Gardening together with collection of antique tools. Plant sales. Children's trails and adventure play area. Fountain Garden Conservatory serves homemade refreshments

Trevarno Manor, Helston, Cornwall TR13 ORU Tel: 01326 574274

www.trevarno.co.uk

Trewithen Gardens

Truro

West Cornwall

Garden

Trewithen Gardens, Grampound Road, Nr Truro, TR2 4DD Cornwall

Tel: 01726 883647

Web: www.trewithengardens.co.uk