Our tours show you the variety of Cornish gardens - there are over 100 gardens to visit . You can choose from a wide range of half, one, two or three day tours - or combine two or more tours to create your own itinerary. We run tours from both Falmouth and St.Austell - and many offer you the choice of starting from either town.
Two / Three Day Tours
Art and the Garden Sculpture, architecture, topiary, garden design, the artist and their garden - and lots of plants too!
At the water's edge All the gardens have one thing in common - a view of the river / estuary / sea!
Gardens Old and New Rediscovered, replanted, renovated or
just brand new - see a little bit of garden history in the making.
National Garden Scheme (NGS) Charity openings
In 2013 we will be visiting every garden in Cornwall opening for the NGS - most visits are part of a half or one day tour.
One Day Tours
We offer a range of 'geographic' tours usually visiting three gardens close together. The majority cover the gardens from St.Austell to Penzance and beyond - but those in the north and east are also covered. Most tours are '9-5' but during the summer we offer some afternoon / evening tours as well.
House and Garden Opportunity to see inside 'the big house' and enjoy the gardens and estates which surround them - two houses visited each day.
Coming soon -
Exotic and tropical plants, Meet the Grower, Mining and Gardens.
Half Day Tours
Visit two or three gardens in a 4 hour tour (usually 1.30-5.30) - many of these will include private 'by appointment' visits where you have the chance to meet the owner / gardener and ask questions.
Click above for a complete calendar listing of all our tours - with the option of searching by length of tour.
A typical one day tour
You get to visit three gardens - all in the same part of Cornwall to reduce travel time and ensure you can spend as much of your day as possible exploring and enjoying the gardens.
We take you to two 'small' and one 'large' garden (examples include Heligan and many of the National Trust gardens) - and this is where we will normally be for lunch.
Many of the smaller gardens are privately owned and include the opportunity to meet the owner / gardener and ask questions.
If you are staying in Falmouth or St.Austell we offer a pickup and dropoff to / from your hotel or other accommodation.