Pencarrow, Bodmin, PL30 3AG

Pencarrow gardens, laid out in the early 1800’s by William Molesworth, boast significant historic features, including the Italian Garden, the Rockery, the wonderful One mile long Carriage Drive lined by conifers & shrubs, the Rounds – an ancient British encampment, a walled kitchen garden and an ice house.

The gardens range from formal landscapes to ancient woodlands, with spectacular displays of bluebells and wild garlic in May and June (which we may see the beginnings of) and hundreds of varieties of rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias. 

Our tour will be led by head gardener Gavin Vague.

Cost: £5.50 pp to include light refreshment on arrival and a post tour cream tea.

No dogs.  Parking for 25 cars.

Eagle’s Nest, Zennor, TR26 3PB

This is the garden of the home where Patrick Heron lived from 1956 until his death. The house overlooks the cliffs near Zennor, on the far north western coast of Cornwall.  The garden is being lovingly restored and developed by Patrick’s daughters Katharine and Susanna and gardener Alison Clough, who will be showing us around.  

This visit is fully booked, however there is a waiting list.

Please contact Dorinda Charnaud or indicate on the booking form if you wish to be added to the waiting list.

Cost:  £6  to include tour and afternoon tea

Tremough, Penryn, TR10 9FE

The garden at Tremough, the campus for the Universities of Falmouth & Exeter, is a blend of historical sub-tropical planting with newly created landscapes.  It boasts a number of interesting features from the Italian garden, to a walled garden and a collection of rhododendrons, dating back to the 1800’s.

The lime tree avenue dates back to the 18th century, when a herd of deer, rather than a group of students, may have been found roaming. 

It is a garden that continues to evolve with plans for the future including a nut orchard and bamboo area. Our tour will be led by the Head Gardener Toby Nenning.

Cost: £3.00 pp. Parking £2.00.  No dogs 

Please meet at the entrance to the Sports Hall.

Refreshments available on campus or on Commercial road in Penryn.