May 2019

Bluebells in Cornwall

With spring almost upon us, Cornwall will soon be awash with colour as flowers bloom across the county. One of the highlights of this time of year has to be the bluebells which create fantastic displays across woodland and meadows - it’s hard not to be blown away by their accumulative beauty. Here are just some of our favourite spots to see this breath-taking sight.

Enys Gardens Famous locally for its magnificent display of bluebells, Enys is one of the oldest estates in the county – has been home to the same family since the 1300s. In addition to the hidden walled garden, ponds, flower garden, woodland and more – you’ll find the Park Lye. During spring this meadow becomes densely packed with bluebells, creating a spectacular sea of blue. Truly worth a visit, The Bluebell Festival runs between 4-12th May.

Glendurgan Garden For over 25 years, the sloping sides of this beautiful valley garden have been home to a spectacular array of wildflowers. A lovely place to visit whatever the time of year, it’s during late April and early May that you will find the magnificent display of bluebells here, creating a shimmering blue carpet for all to enjoy.

Godolphin Estate Appearing earlier here than at other locations, wind your way along the path that takes you through the bluebell wood and enjoy the breath-taking display that surrounds you. Boasting over 700 years of Cornish history, Godolphin Estate is well worth exploring during your visit. Discover the history of the house and enjoy all that the 16th-century grounds have to offer.

Lanhydrock During April, Lanhydrock’s Great Wood is awash with sweet-scented bluebells, stretching right down to the Fowey River. Stroll amongst the trees and enjoy the tranquillity, before exploring the parkland, where you’ll find traditional grassland flowers, ancient trees and a variety of wildlife.

Trelissick Whether you make your way around the gardens or enjoy a walk through the woodland, you’ll find blankets of blue awaiting you at Trelissick. With 300 acres to explore, as well as beautiful views over the river to enjoy – it’s the perfect place to spend a spring day.

Make the most of Cornwall in bloom!