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May is the month to celebrate the iconic bluebell, and many Cornish woodlands will have a coating of blue as the flowers are in bloom. The purple-blue carpets are a sight to behold, and there are many places close to our Cornwall holiday cottages around the county where you can see the spectacular work of nature:
Glendurgan Garden, Falmouth
The tropical garden at Glendurgan is great for families, as the kids can explore the garden, hamlet and discover a huge variety of exotic plant. You can also walk alongside the Helford River and through the carpet of bluebells and fragrant rhododendrons.
Godolphin House and Garden, Helston
Godolphin Garden is in a stunning place in the Cornish countryside, and has 700 years of history surrounding the house and garden. There is also a path winding through the bluebell wood, where you can take in the beautiful sights and smells of the estate.
Tehidy Country Park, Camborne
The largest area of woodland in West Cornwall has nearly ten miles of paths you can explore and the 250 acres of woods and lakes are perfect spots to see bluebells and other wild spring flowers. If you want to have a rest on your walk around the park, there is a café and picnic area.
Enys Gardens, near Penryn
If you have brought the dog, be sure to keep it on the lead around the 30 acres of land at Enys Garden. The open meadow at Parc Lye is simply breath taking in May when the bluebells are in bloom.
Photo by: Rod Allday