Gardens to Visit Near Falmouth

April 23rd, 2021

Sometimes there is nothing better than taking a peaceful stroll through stunning gardens during the height of spring! With a patchwork of colourful flowers blooming and leafy, sun-dappled glades, there’s plenty of natural beauty to take in.

Cornwall has a plethora of lovely gardens to explore; here, we turn our eye to the best gardens in and around Falmouth for you to put on the must-visit list when you’re on your next luxury Falmouth holiday!

A blooming proteas

Queen Mary Gardens

The Queen Mary Gardens, named to commemorate the coronation of George V’s wife in 1912, offer a relaxing walk among an array of sub-tropical flowers. Located just behind Gyllyngvase Beach, the gardens provide the perfect getaway from the bustle of Falmouth’s busiest areas while still being close to all the local amenities.

As the gardens are in the prime spot to enjoy Cornwall’s warmer climate, you can expect to see some impressive sub-tropical plants here, including proteas, agapanthus, echium and gunnera.

The maze at Glendurgan

Glendurgan Gardens

The three valleys that make up the Glendurgan Gardens are full of spectacular plants that can be enjoyed via woodland walks or a walk around the ponds.

A visit to these gardens makes the perfect day out for families as there’s plenty of fun to be had exploring the extensive maze! The jungle-like lower valley is also the perfect place for new adventures, with giant rhubarb plants and other wonders just waiting to be discovered.

Pink rhododendrons in bloom

Trebah Gardens

The gorgeous gardens at Trebah offer another step into paradise with exotic plants and an impressive collection of rhododendrons, magnolias and camellias.

Just a short drive from Falmouth, the gardens here stretch over 26 acres, providing walks around natural springs, ponds and a secluded beach. The gardens are stunning throughout every season, offering new views and experiences all year round, from blue hydrangeas in Autumn to a landscape of formidable trees during Winter.

Purple hydrangeas in the sun

Trelissick Gardens

The estate at Trelissick offers some spectacular views and wonderful woodland walks. With a house dating back to the 1750s, there’s plenty of history to soak up here.

You are free to explore 30 acres of beautiful English countryside – the twisting paths will take you past hydrangeas, rhododendrons and camellias, leading you to overlook the Fal River. You’ll find plenty of peaceful picnic spots where you can relax and rewind.

A meadow with various flowers

Trevince Estate Gardens

The lovely estate gardens at Trevince were planted over 200 years ago, and they remain the perfect place for plant lovers. With a variety of walks and different gardens, there are lots of different experiences to be had here.

The walled garden and pond garden host a wide variety of flora just waiting to be admired. The wilderness walk also skirts the edge of the gardens and estate, giving you lots of opportunities to take in all the local splendour.

As you can see from this small handful of wonderful Cornish gardens, Cornwall is bursting with beautiful blooms and expertly-cultivated havens!

Those travelling from further afield may have to wait a little longer to experience these Cornish wonders for themselves, but as restrictions start to lift, we hope to see you at The Valley in the very near future!