Gardens in Cornwall to Visit – Free Guide
With 2016 being the year of the English garden, as promoted by VisitEngland, there is an increasing focus on gardens and the joys of visiting them. VisitEngland are promoting English gardens as part of the 300th anniversary of ‘Capability’ Brown the great landscape gardener, in fact I wrote a recent blog post on this topic which you can read here. Even though he never visited Cornwall (shame) there is still a great interest from visitors to this beautiful county for the gardens in Cornwall and what they have to offer.
Gardens in Cornwall
There is a wide range of gardens in Cornwall, all with a great variety of plants reflecting the warmer climate, many plants not seen elsewhere in the UK. The National Trust manage and run several houses and gardens including Lanhydrock House and Gardens and Cotehele House and Gardens. There are also a great many privately owned gardens, some of which are open to the public at specific times of the year, and also public gardens in many of the towns.
Many people visiting Cornwall tend to visit the gardens that are popular, or well known, and the privately run gardens together with the public gardens tend to be overlooked. This is a shame as many of those gardens are as stunning, if not more so, than some of the bigger, more well known gardens. When I moved to Cornwall, it was not until I researched these gardens that I realised they were there! I also thought that not everyone is going to research as extensively as I did, so I thought I would put the efforts of my research into a free guide which I am now making available to anyone who wants to read it.
The guide is called “27 Gardens to Visit in Cornwall” and it covers 27 of the gardens that I considered worthy of inclusion, based on feedback from visitors to those gardens as well as some of the awards they have won in the past. The guide gives a brief explanation of what each garden has to offer, opening times, where it is located, and the best times of the year to visit the garden. I thought this would be useful to anyone planning on visiting a garden or two during their stay in Cornwall.
I contacted several of the gardens featured in the guide and they very kindly provided special offers specifically for their entry. These offers are detailed in the guide and include two for one offers on entry tickets, to private tours.
If you would like a free copy of the guide just click through to the request page which can be found here.
I also created a short video which explains the guide in more detail and lists the special offers which can be found within its pages, you can watch it below.
I hope you enjoy the guide, please let me know how I can improve it, or details of any gardens you have visited in Cornwall that I have not included in the guide by leaving a comment below. I will do my best to include any suggestions in future editions of the guide.
If you are visiting Cornwall this year enjoy your trip, and don’t forget to take your free guide with you so you can enjoy those gardens.