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Blooming Great Gardens

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With longer, brighter days and the warmth gradually returning during spring in Cornwall, it's the perfect time to get out and start exploring. 

Cornwall's gardens are a delight whatever the season, but in spring they are truly a sight to behold. Breathe in the sweet scents and enjoy the shades of colour in some of the world's best known and beautiful gardens. Enjoy delicate snowdrops, spring daffodils and vibrant blossoms as our gardens burst into colour. 

We've picked some of the best spring gardens to visit in Cornwall this season. 

Decorative footbridge at Trebah gardens
Trebah Gardens

Trebah Garden is a beautiful sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop. The 24 acre gardens boast four miles of footpaths that take you through giant gunnera and bamboo forests, as well as secret lakes before ending at the garden’s very own private beach. Hydrangeas line the pathways full of colourful lilacs, pinks and whites – perfect for spring. 

Sculpture at the Lost garden of heligan
The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Discover romantic Victorian gardens and pleasure grounds along winding paths laid out over two centuries ago. Heligan is described as an exotic outdoor jungle, with over 200 acres waiting to be explored. Don’t miss the famous Mud Maid, Giant’s Head and Grey Lady.

Sea view from beach at Lamorran
Lamorran House Gardens

Take the ferry from Falmouth to St Mawes, walk half a mile to Lamorran House overlooking the bay, and you will be transported to a romantic subtropical garden. Lamorran Gardens is on a 4 acre south facing hillside with the sea and St Anthony Head as the backdrop. This intimate garden takes visitors through archways and curving gravel paths to discover different areas such as the woodland area and Japanese style water garden.

The Eden Project
Eden Project

Based on the outskirts of St Austell, ‘the world’s largest greenhouse’ boasts both Mediterranean and tropical gardens in stylish biomes. The team at the Eden Project are committed to conservation and promote this through their rare species of plants and wildlife.

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