GARDENS

Cornwall’s mild climate means that sub-tropical plant species thrive on our shores and in the shelter of our lush valleys. And when you stay at River Valley Holiday Park, there is no shortage of Cornwall’s great gardens to be discovered nearby.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan – (10 minutes away)

The Italian Gardens at HeliganJust three miles from your tent or caravan, you can follow the river valley to The Lost Gardens of Heligan on foot or by bike. With more than 200 acres to explore, you really can lose yourself for a day in this enchanting valley garden, which includes the largest collection of tree ferns in Europe, thickets of bamboo, a banana plantation and the ancient woodlands of ‘The Lost Valley’.

01726 845100 · www.heligan.com

Pinetum – 10 minutes away

Pinetum Park is a testament to the dedication and enthusiasm of amateur horticulturists Ray and Shirley Clemo, who travelled the world collecting seeds and plants to establish this remarkable Garden.

01726 73500 · www.pinetumpark.com

Eden Project – 15 minutes away

Eden Project - ShutterstockBuilt in a former clay pit, these tropical biomes takes visitors on a journey of plants across the world, whilst being a symbol of ecological sensitivity and regeneration.

01726 811911 · www.edenproject.com

Lanhydrock House & Gardens – 26 minutes away

Lanhydrock GardensThese extensive gardens enjoy year-round colour, with beautiful herbaceous borders, a fabulous formal parterre and colourful higher gardens filled with camellias, magnolias and rhododendrons.

01208 265950 · www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lanhydrock

Trebah – One hour away

Trebah GardensShelter under giant tree ferns and lose yourself amongst the vibrant species of this sub-tropical paradise that cascades down to the Helford River.

01326 252200 · www.trebah-garden.co.uk

For more information on all of Cornwall’s gardens checkout www.greatgardensofcornwall.co.uk and www.gardensofcornwall.com.