As well as its dramatic coastline, scenic farmland and quaint villages, Cornwall is home to an array of enchanting historical gardens and stately homes which can all be visited throughout the year. The gardens of Cornwall are famous for their bewitching beauty, ecological diversity and thriving wildlife, so there’s no doubt they should be top of your to-do list from CLC Resorts UK this autumn. Here is our selection of just a few of the most glorious gardens within reach of CLC Trenython Manor.
Discover Cornwall’s Lost Gardens of Heligan
The Lost Gardens of Heligan are as tantalisingly mysterious as they sound, having disappeared for decades after the First World War, abandoned under thick layers of overgrowth. Rediscovered 25 years ago and having undergone a dedicated, expert restoration, you’ll uncover a wonderful history and catch a glimpse of some precious British wildlife including kingfishers, robins and hummingbirds when you visit this autumn.
Enjoy the Eden Project in the rain
Although the South West coast is known for its sunshine, you can never guarantee a completely fine and dry autumn to explore the gardens of Cornwall – but that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy its sensational gardens all year round. A clay pit converted into the world’s largest indoor rainforest, the design of the Eden Project means that the majority of the incredible ecological gardens are covered like giant tropical greenhouses, making it a ‘rainforest in captivity.’ This ground-breaking educational centre is a must-visit, rain or shine.
Venture into history at the National Trust Trelissick Garden
September and October is the perfect time of year to visit the vast, rambling gardens at Trelissick. The house and gardens lie within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and they truly are a sight to behold as the season’s change. Follow the sprawling paths around the banks of the River Fal and through scenic woodland as the trees start to take on a golden autumnal glow. One event to mark in your diaries is the Trelissick Apple Weekend, in early October, as celebrations of the apple harvest take place.