Explore some of Cornwall’s beautiful gardens.

There are many magical gardens in Cornwall that are home to some of the most exciting, rare and beautiful plants and trees in the British Isles. Whether you want to walk and explore, sit and relax, buy for your own garden or purely indulge in a cream tea with a view ~ you can easily escape for the day to some of these beautiful nearby attractions!

Other Attractions:
If gardens are just ‘not your thing’ don’t worry there are plenty of other great attractions to visit nearby. Click here to see just a few!

Duchy of Cornwall Nursery
Distance from Old Barn: 24 min (15.0 mi) via A30
With a first-class selection of garden plants, an award-winning café and a sumptuous shop, you can dabble in horticulture, treat yourself to a delicious meal or make some enviable purchases for your home and garden.

Alternatively just enjoy a coffee and the views across the Fowey Valley to our historic neighbour, Restormel Castle.

Trewithen Gardens and Nursery
Distance from Old Barn: 26 min (17.5 mi) via A30
An historic private estate boasting one of the loveliest gardens in England.
Home to the same family for more than 300 years and an International Camellia Garden of Excellence, Trewithen’s horticulture, Champion Trees, intriguing pathways and unexpected treasures are both memorable and exceptional.

Eden Project
Distance from Old Barn: 20 min (10.1 mi) via B3274
The Eden Project is a popular visitor attraction in near St Austell.
The complex is dominated by two huge enclosures consisting of adjoining domes that house thousands of plant species and each enclosure emulates a natural biome.
One of the biomes simulates a Rainforest environment and the other a Mediterranean environment.

The attraction also has an outside botanical garden.

Distance from Old Barn: 22 min (11.8 mi) via A39 and A392
Elizabethan manor house with fine interiors and delightful garden
An intimate Elizabethan manor and a Cornish gem, Trerice remains little changed by the advances in building fashions over the centuries, thanks to long periods under absentee owners.

The attraction also has an outside botanical garden.

Lost Gardens of Heligan
Distance from Old Barn: 32 min (15.1 mi) via B3274 and B3273
200 acres of garden history, mystery and romance
Twenty-five years ago, Heligan’s historic gardens were unknown and unseen; lost under a tangle of weeds. It was only the chance discovery of a door in the ruins that led to the restoration of this once great estate.

Today, The Lost Gardens have been put back where they belong: in pride of place among the finest gardens in Cornwall.

The Japanese Garden
Distance from Old Barn: 15 min (7.1 mi) via B3274
The Japanese Garden in Cornwall combines the beauty of nature with an artistic refinement using shaping & styling of plants & natural elements.
It is a place of tranquillity with a variety of plants and water features, where visitors can enjoy nature in a peaceful, relaxing space.

Pinetum Gardens
Distance from Old Barn: 19 min (9.5 mi) via A391 and B3274
In the heart of St Austell, discover Pinetum Gardens, a place of tranquillity, peace and remarkable garden scenery.
This family-owned garden offers an intimate experience with a personal touch, rarely found in our busy world.

The Minack Gardens
Distance from Old Barn: 1 hr 22 min (54.0 mi) via A30
In 1998, the Trustees of the Minack commissioned a small area of planting around the newly built café at the top of the theatre. This was so successful that gradually more of the theatre was landscaped and the gardens now cover 1.5 acres, making the most of steep slopes and rocky outcrops sheltered from the westerly winds.

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