A perfect miniature Normal Mott and Bailey Castle, Gatehouse built for Edward the Black Prince in 1350. With astonishing views of the Tamar Estuary and a new and very ‘Flowery’ garden, only five minutes from the A38.
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Port Eliot you will find not only a bewildering array of shrubs and magnificent trees, but also turn of the century summerhouses, fountains, ornamental ponds and even a secret maze which children love to explore while you lie on the bank with a good book and look out at the estuary.
Laid out by Sir James Tillie when he built Pentillie Castle in 1698, the garden walls are said to be some of the oldest in the UK. Sheltering a huge variety of shrubs, trees (including a collection from the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh), the gardens stretch over 55 acres of the Cornish bank of the River Tamar.
Caerhays Castle Garden is an informal woodland garden which overlooks the sea. Origins of the 60+ acres garden can be traced back to the Chinese plant hunters around 1900. Home to the Williams camellia hybrids, Caerhays is best known for its huge, Asiatic magnolias, usually in their prime in March and April.
Lost Gardens of Heligan has over 200 acres of superb working Victorian gardens and pleasure grounds together with a magnificent complex of walled gardens. Summerhouses, lawns, lakes and ponds, huge productive gardens and fruithouses, and 22-acre subtropical jungle, are just some of the delights of this “Sleeping Beauty”. Heligan Home Farm and pioneering Horsemoor Hide invite visitors to witness the outer estate being brought back into “good heart”.
Mount Edgcumbe is the earliest landscaped park in Cornwall with Grade 1 historic garden, temples,follies, shell seat , National Camellia Collection, Daffodils & bluebells. Formal gardens in European, New Zealand & American styles.
Pinetum Park is a 30 acre estate comprises gardens within a garden which hold a wide range of some 6,000 plants, all of which are labelled. In addition to rhododendrons, magnolias and camellias there are Mediterranean and southern-hemisphere plants. Herbaceous borders, a fernery, a formal garden, a woodland walk, shrubberies and a wild flower meadow. The water features include a wild life pond, an ornamental pond, a lake with an island and marsh gardens. Trees are also a speciality with a four acre Pinetum, an Arboretum and an acre Japanese garden.
Tregrehan is Cornwall’s temperate rainforest woodland garden created from early 19th centry by Carlyon family, concentrating on genera from warm temperate regions. Fine 1846 glass house in more formal walled garden. Nursery also open by appointment specialising in camellias and native sources. Open to the public from mid-March to mid-June and one day per week throughout the summer.
Moyclare offers an excellent collection of many variegated trees shrubs and plants within a flat mature 1 acre garden started in 1927. Broom Moyclare pink, Astrantia Moira Reid and others originated here.