1st - 30th April 2019

Grown-Ups Guide to April in Cornwall

As the weather turns warmer more quickly in Cornwall, the festival season starts earlier too. Across the county, there are a variety of events celebrating the best of local food, art, culture and gardens.

Here is our grown-up guide of what’s happening in Cornwall this April:

Tregothnan Open Garden Charity | 13th – 14th April

Tregothnan will open its usually private gates to the largest garden in Cornwall. Open especially for this spectacular event, visitors can experience Tregothnan’s unequalled diversity of trees, historic, botanical and rare collections, sweeping vistas and peacefully secluded groves on the banks of the beautiful River Fal.

Roseland Festival | 23 Apr 2019 to 4 May 2019

Folk, jazz and choirs,  history and art, films and photography, , walks and talks – they are all going into the melting pot of the Roseland Festival.

Murder Mystery, Enys Gardens, Penryn | 26th April

Said to be the oldest gardens in Cornwall, Enys Gardens date back to the early 1700s. Spread over 30 acres there are formal gardens, open meadow and woodland. One of the best times of year to visit is in spring when the ancient meadow of Parc Lyre comes alive with a carpet of bluebells. Join Enys Gardens for a Murder Mystery event. Visiting Cornwall a little earlier? Take part in an Easter Egg Trail around the beautiful gardens which are back in bloom, 22nd-23rd April.

Porthleven Food Festival | 26 Apr 2019 to 28 Apr 2019

The festival takes place in the picturesque harbour town of Porthleven, West Cornwall, expect all day cooking demos, food and craft stalls surrounding the harbour, music, dancing, performances, music, art and celebrity chefs cooking workshops.   

Discover Cornish Gardens This Spring | Throughout April

The vast gardens and historic houses dotted around Cornwall are beautiful. There is no better time to visit than in very early spring when the magnificent magnolia flowers are in bloom – sometimes the first flowers are seen as early as January, but usually they are expected between February and March. Gardens where you can find the Magnolia campbellii trees include the Lost Gardens of Heligan near St Austell, Tregothnan near to Truro, Trewithen and Caerhays Castle on the Roseland. April is the perfect time of year to explore both native and foreign flowers and trees, with many local gardens hosting an array of educational talks.

Falmouth Walks With A View | Throughout April

Falmouth is the largest port in Cornwall, with both cargo and cruise ships taking advantage of the deepest natural harbour in Western Europe. There are many trails covering coastal paths, bridleways, quiet lanes as well as the South West Coast Path, which runs right through Falmouth. One of our favourites is Helford to Falmouth - The day begins with a journey across the Helford River, once favoured by pirates and smugglers. The river supports many different types of fish, birds and plant life and at the other side you will cross the openings of lush valleys with subtropical gardens.

Visit us a little earlier in April and experience even more events...

Cornwall Spring Flower Show, Falmouth | 6th – 7th April

With a new venue and a new look for 2019, the CGS Spring Flower Show is set to be the best yet.  With an enviable reputation on the national gardening calendar, it’s the perfect opportunity to get into the gardening mood for the season to come.  So do join us to experience our spring oasis within the Royal Cornwall Showground. 

Boscastle Walking Week | 30 Mar 2019 to 5 Apr 2019

A week of walks with experienced and informed local guides for all ages and abilities. Explore the beautiful countryside around the village of Boscastle, along the Cornish coastline, woodlands and streams with local guides.

St Endellion Easter Music Festival, Port Isaac | 13 Apr 2019 to 21 Apr 2019

This festival presents concerts of classical music, choral and orchestral, whose intensity in the intimate setting of St Endellion Church is a musical experience not to be missed.