HOUSES AND GARDENS
This is a magnificent late Victorian country house with extensive servants' quarters, gardens and wooded estate. The ultimate 19th-century 'Upstairs/Downstairs' experience, 50 rooms are open to visitors, who should allow at least two hours to tour the house.
LOST GARDENS OF HELIGAN
Heligan is one of the most mysterious estates in England. It has been part of theTremayne family for more than 400 years. At the end of the nineteenth century the thousand acres were at their peak, but only a few years later bramble and ivy were already drawing a green veil over this "Sleeping Beauty". After the devastating hurricane of 1987 and the unfortunate decades of neglect, the gardens have been restored by a huge team of workers. The award winning gardens are now internationally acclaimed. Extending over 100 acres of estate it really is wonderful to see these mysterious gardens back and blooming in full glory.
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PINETUM GARDENS ST AUSTELL
Pinetum Gardens are "30 Acres of family friendly awesome!" A place for every generation to explore the great outdoors. Being Cornwall's largest "new"?garden, it has many seasonal garden rooms to experience, providing areas of intimate tranquillity contrasted against large open parkland vistas.
Trebah is a sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop. Discover the magic of this beautiful valley garden with over four miles of footpaths. Explore under canopies bursting with exotic blooms. Follow vibrant tunnels of colour that cascade to a private secluded beach on the Helford River.
Enjoy Trelissick's woodland garden, with meandering paths that take you on a journey through evergreens, palms, flowering shrubs and borders bursting with exotic colour. The house provides the welcoming atmosphere of a delightful home with unrivaled views down the Fal River.
Immerse yourself in its history with a rolling programme of exhibitions and stories of those that lived here. The 300 acres of countryside are perfect for exploring. With woodland walks, parkland and even a beach, there's plenty of places to enjoy the natural world.