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Cornwall, PL11 2QA

01752 812191

01752 815724

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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open

Garden: 29th Mar - 26th May; Tues - Thur; 11am - 5pm
29th May - 30th Oct; Sat - Thurs; Sat - Tues; 1pm - 5pm
Woodland garden: 1st Mar - 30th Oct; Sat - Thurs; 11am - 5pm
Also open Sundays 17th April, 24th April (Easter) and 1st May, plus Bank Holiday Mondays and Good Friday. Bath Pond House interior can only be seen by written application to the Property Manager, on days house is open. Last admission 30mins before closing

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: Yes
House Open for Viewing: Yes

29th Mar - 26th May; Tues - Thur; 1pm - 5pm
28th May - 30th Oct; Sat - Thurs; Sun - Tues; 1pm - 5pm
At peak times, timed tickets for entry to the house will be in operation. Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

National Garden Scheme days: No
Best Times of Year to Visit:
To see:
Admission Prices

Standard Admission House and garden: adult £7.90, child £5, family £20.80, family (1 adult) £12.90.
Garden only: adult £4, child £2. Joint garden only: adult £8.
Woodland Garden, not National Trust (Standard Admission)*: £5, child free. Woodland Garden season ticket: £25. *Members free only on days when house is open

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: No
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: No
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: No
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: Yes
Special Events: No
Other Facilities & Comments:
Garden Features & Events

Superb early 18th-century mansion set in parkland and fine gardens; Home of the Carew Pole family for 600 years; Landscaped by renowned Georgian garden designer, Humphrey Repton; Lots of walks in the surrounding woods; Visit the National Collection of day lilies

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:

Hemerocallis and Camellia Japonica

Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

Tregondale Farm, Menheniot, Liskeard


Chez Nous, Plymouth Tanners, Plymouth

Inns & Pubs:

Ye Olde Plough House Inn, Duloe, (S. of Liskeard)

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:
Description of Garden

Twenty-eight acres of gardens in a beautiful natural setting surround one of the finest 18th century houses in Britain. Both garden and house being now owned by the National Trust, although the adjacent woodland gardens of around another 60 acres belong to the family trust, and are also open to the public. In this landscape we have the contrast between the relatively formal sweeping lawns, mature trees, avenues of beautiful magnolias and high yew hedges spreading out from the house and the romantic idyll of the extensive woodlands full of wildflowers and studded with rhododendrons, Asiatic magnolias and a spectacular bank of pink, red and white camellias. Near the house are found tender climbing plants, assorted peaches and a collection of daylilies assembled by Lady Cynthia Carew-Pole in the 1970s.

History Of Garden

The estate has been the home since the fifteenth century of the Carew family, the house being originally built in 1724 for Sir William Carew. The garden, and particularly its landscaping, was greatly influenced by Humphry Repton, who was consulted by Reginald Pole-Carew in 1792, though Reginald had begun the extensive planting of ornamental trees several years before. The terrace, Holm Oaks and circular dovecote though date from some 30 years earlier. Generations of the family extended the garden in the Victorian and Edwardian eras by creating formal walks, terraces and gardens. General Sir Reginald Pole-Carew contributed the magnificent Mandalay Bell which he brought back as booty from the Second Burmese War in 1886. This tradition of enhancing the garden was continued by the late Sir John Carew-Pole, who planted the Japanese garden and woodlands, and by Mrs. Richard Carew-Pole, the wife of the present head of the family, who began the enclosed knot summer garden in 1983. Sir Richard, who is now the President of the Royal Horticultural Society, recently erected a standing stone of Cornish granite on top of Jupiter Hill in memory of his parents.

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