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Cury Cross Lanes, Helston,
Cornwall, TR12 7BA

01326 240550

01326 240478


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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
1st March - 30th Sept; Mon - Fri; 10am - 4.30pm
Closed all Bank Holidays

Parties/Coaches: Yes

Group visits & garden tours.

Group Appointment: Yes

Groups & garden tours.

House Open for Viewing: No
National Garden Scheme days: Yes

Wednesday 15th May; 2 pm- 4.30pm

Best Times of Year to Visit:

Color through all seasons.

To see:

Herbaceous Walled garden, Potager, wonderful hot color planting around lakes and tree ferns.

Admission Prices

Adults £6; Child (6 - 16) £2; Child under 5 Free
Family ticket £14.00 (2 adults, 2 children)
Group visits and garden tours welcome, both by arrangement. Season tickets also available.

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

Light Refreshments are available including Tea, Coffee, Soft Drinks and a variety of delicious Home Baked Cakes. Guide dogs and well-behaved dogs on leads at all times.

Garden Features & Events

Walled Garden, thatched tea house, potager, three lakes, South African proteas, ornamental grasses, tree ferns.

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

Bonython Estate through Unique Home Stays (www.uniquehomestays.com) and Rural Retreats (www.ruralretreats.com)


Halzephron Inn Trelowarren

Inns & Pubs:

Halzephron Inn

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Lizard Peninsular
Helford River
Scenic beaches of Kynance Cove, Poldhu Cove
Fishing villages of Porthleven, Mullion, Cadgwith and Coverack

Description of Garden

This is a magnificent 20-acre colour garden, including a sweeping hydrangea drive to the Georgian Manor (not open) with herbaceous walled garden, a potager with vegetables and picking flowers, three lakes in a valley planted with ornamental grasses, perennials and South African flowers. It is a must-see in Cornwall for its all season's colour.

History Of Garden

Dating from the 1840's when the Manor and its grounds were considered a model estate, it lay dormant for 150 years until Mrs Nathan, with the help of numerous enthusiasts in the Cornish gardening fraternity, began a transformation in 1999 after purchasing the estate.