Bosvigo Gardens

Bosvigo Gardens Award A plantsman’s garden best in summer with a series of enclosed and walled gardens on 3 acre site surrounding Georgian house. Mostly planted with herbaceous material for colour and foliage effect.

The Walled Garden – In 1979 an ugly wing was demolished leaving the charming Victorian Conservatory standing. Using the stone from the dismantled building a walled garden was created. Planted in calm purples, pinks and blues with stately Thalicrums, old-fashioned roses, Campanulas, Geraniums and Asters creating colour harmonies from June to the end of September.

Conservatory – Entered via the Walled Garden, the original Victorian Conservatory is well over a hundred years old – although much of the woodwork has had to be replaced over the years during routine maintenance. The raised beds are planted with semi-tender climbers to give a suitably exotic atmosphere in the Summer. A splendid place to sit and relax.

The Hot Garden – A firework display timed to explode in August with orange Crocosmias, yellow Heleniums, red Salvias, Lobelia and flamboyant Dahlias, all held together with a tapestry of sultry dark leaved foliage.

The “Vean” Garden – Attached to the main house is a smaller secondary property, Bosvigo Vean, which is Cornish for “Little Bosvigo House”. We just call it “The Vean”. Its small front garden is divided by cross paths and the four beds are planted almost identically in white, blue and gold. Shaped cones of golden privet stand sentinel in each bed.

The Woodland Walk – A sinuous path winds through the Woodland garden. In Spring, before the leaves come on the Beech and Sycamore, the area is carpeted with drifts of Snowdrops, Hellebores, Wood Anemones, Epimediums, Erythroniums and scented Narcissus.

Pink & Grey Garden – High above the Vean Garden, concealed behind purple Prunus hedges is a small garden of pink and grey flowers and foliage. An elegant wooden Arbour seat is set at the centre, perfectly placed to catch the afternoon sun.


We are located just on the outskirts of Truro in Cornwall, easily accessible by road and close to Truro Railway Station.


  • Sorry no dogs except guide dogs
  • Limited wheel-chair access
  • Toilets
  • On-site parking
  • Coach parties and Group visits are welcome by prior appointment

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Address: Bosvigo House, Bosvigo Lane, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 3NH
Telephone: 01872 275774

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