The history of Cornwall’s famous gardens is tied to the adventurous spirit of plant hunters who risked their lives to transform their gardens and knowledge of plants.  Their adventures by sea took them around the globe to discover new and exciting plants in far flung corners of the earth.  Warmed by the gulf stream Cornwall provided the perfect environment for these plants to flourish and has led to some of the most beautiful exotic and sub tropical gardens in Great Britain.  Many of the plants that the early plant hunters introduced can still be seen in Cornwall’s famous gardens today.

Benallack is perfectly positioned for you to explore many of Cornwall’s great gardens.  With Trellisick, Tregothnan, Lamorran, Trewithen, Caerhays, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Tregrehan all within 15 minutes and Lanhydrock and Trebah a 30 minutes drive it would be easy to wile away a week wandering around these beautiful gardens. 

Spring arrives around 6 weeks earlier in Cornwall, anytime from mid February, so it is the perfect time to visit Cornwall’s gardens, enjoy the flowering camellias, magnolias, azaleas and rhododendrons and lift your spirits as the days lengthen to summer.