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The county of Cornwall has a rich historical reputation, with over 5,000 years worth of culture and heritage to soak in at every turn. A casual stroll along a beach, coastal path or the moors will show the awesome array of historical monuments from different periods of time. To come across features from the Bronze age, Iron age and Victorian times in the same day isn’t as unlikely as you’d think!  This is something that we will go through in a latter article, below we will go through some of the finest gardens to visit on your North Cornwall Holiday.

Glendurgan Gardens

The picturesque setting of the Glendurgan Gardens is based around a sheltered wooden valley, next to the gorgeous Helford estuary and really has to be seen to be believed! Well known for being one of the finest subtropical grounds in the South West of England, Glendurgan is home to some fantastic exotic trees, plants and flowers. Opened in 1820 by Alfred Fox the gardens were private until the national trust took on the project in the 1960’s.

Trebah Gardens

Yet another awesome sub-tropical garden based within the Cornish borders! Based over a massive 25 acre plot the gardens feature specialist water gardens and water falls. Some of the more popular points are the 18ft rhubarb, ancient trees and a 2 acre dale of Hydrangeas that lead down to a privately owned beach. A play area is provided for the young ones with a coffee shop and plant shop available for people who want to sit down.

Trengwainton Gardens

Looking for a warm place to go whilst away on your Cornish holiday? The Trengwainton gardens are protected by cold winters thanks to the warming influences of the Gulf Stream next to Lands End. This part of the country is fortunate with the climate meaning that even if you are visiting in the colder months you should still be fairly warm. Thanks to this the gardens can create an environment able to grow a large variety of plants and trees that can’t be seen anywhere else in England!

Trelissick Gardens

The Trelissick estate is one of tranquil splendour with truly mind blowing views. Famous in Cornwall for its exotic flowers and shrubs, the gardens encompass an amazing 500 acres of woods and parkland meaning that you can easily visit a few times and see something new. The house on the Trelissick estate is closed but art fans will be pleased to learn that a gallery is available as well as a shop, restaurant and Georgian stable block.

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