The great gardens of Cornwall...
Lanhydrock house and garden
This 19th century Victorian country house is one of the most impressive estates in Cornwall - Vibrant gardens set within picturesque woodland just outside of Bodmin. Throughout the gardens you will find Rhododendrons, Camelias, Magnolia trees all looking their best in spring and early summer time! Fancy speeding things up a bit? You can hire bikes on site and take in the scenery by zooming around one of their many cycling trails! This historic house and its immaculate gardens are well worth a visit.
Tremenheere sculpture gardens
These historic gardens can be found in a beautiful sheltered valley near Penzance, West Cornwall. Interwoven within the sub-tropical planting lies an array of inspirational artworks and sculptures to browse through. There is quite a climb to reach the top of the woodland, but once there you will be rewarded with stunning views over St Michael's Mount.
Set within 26 acres of Cornish valley garden, and with over 4 miles of footpaths, Trebah gardens in Falmouth offers visitors a year-round experience. It's not hard to see why they have been given a host of awards over the last few years, as well as the stunning sub-tropical gardens you could grab an ice-cream and relax on the private beach - Trebah gardens really has it all!
Lost gardens of Heligan
Step back in time and lose yourself in the beautiful jungle gardens of the Heligan Estate located in St Austell. Lost for decades to the overgrowth and brambles after the outbreak of WW1, the gardens were then re-awakened in 1990 to become Europe's largest garden restoration. The award-winning collection of gardens are set within the vast 200-acre estate and they feature exotic plants, pools and a diverse range of wildlife!
Barbara Hepworth museum and sculpture garden
Barbara Hepworth was a British sculptor and a leading figure in the international art scene during a career that spans five decades. This is the largest collection of her works, permanently on display where she lived and worked from 1949 until 1975. You’ll find amazing sculptures set amongst flowers and beautiful landscaping, plus a chance to take a look in her very own workshop - A must visit when in St Ives.
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