EVENTS

Open Gardens

Now in it’s 14th year, our popular Open Gardens scheme showcases glorious gardens around Cornwall, generously open by their owners in support of Cornwall Hospice Care.

  • Event Date

    From March to September each year

  • Location

    Venues across Cornwall

  • Entrance fees

    Prices for garden visits vary – check individual events for details.

About our Open Gardens scheme

Since the inception of our Open Gardens scheme 14 years ago, kind garden owners opened their garden gates in support of Cornwall Hospice care and have helped raise over £112k, funding the vital care at our two Cornish hospices in Hayle and St Austell.

Just some of the delights on offer this year include; riverside settings, woodland gardens, sculptures, orchards and a variety of interesting and unusual shrubbery, plants and trees. 

Most of the owners are also offering visitors the chance to have relaxing refreshments in these real treats of gardens too, so don’t miss out on visiting these spectacular, often normally private, gardens.  

We’re always looking for gardens to be a part of our scheme both this year and in the future – find out more below.

How you can get involved in Open Gardens

Open your garden for us

It doesn’t matter if your garden is big or small, seaside or countryside, public or private – if you have a passion for gardening and are proud of what you’ve created, we’d love to hear from you!

We can help you tailor your Open Garden event to suit you.  If you’re able to open to the public, we can support you all the way either on specific days or by appointment.  If you prefer to keep things low-key, why not hold a garden party to show off your hard work and invite friends and family to join you?  Contact our Community Fundraiser Kelly for a chat.

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Visit an Open Garden

Scroll down the page to see all the Open Garden events happening soon.  We’re sure you’ll find something to pique your interest and suit you.  On each garden event you’ll find information about location, parking, facilities, accessibility and more about what delights you’ll find at each garden.

So gather up your friends and family and plan for a great day out – most of our gardens offer refreshments and some encourage you to bring a picnic!  Children are usually at a reduced price or free, so bring the little ones to explore and enjoy nature.

Volunteer at an Open Garden

Could you give a few hours of your time to help us out at one of our Open Gardens? If you like meeting new people and chatting, are a dab hand at making a good cuppa or love being organised, this could be the ideal volunteering role for you.

You could be welcoming guests, helping with parking, setting up, serving refreshments or selling plants. If you’d like to find out more about this seasonal volunteering role click the button below.

You wouldn’t have to make a regular commitment (although if you’d like to get involved in more than one event we’d love you to) – but if you’ve a few hours to spare every now and again between April and September, you could help make our events a great success.

Click the button below to find out more, or give our Volunteer Services team a call on 01726 65711.

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Useful tips when visiting our Open Gardens

  • Check our website for detailed information for each garden including descriptions, directions, prices and facilities.
  • Most of the gardens are private property so are open due to the generosity of their owners. Please be respectful and stay on marked paths and take care not to damage plants and property.
  • Some gardens will be cash only so please arrive prepared.
  • Please take care when visiting the gardens and wear appropriate footwear – some may have uneven ground, water features, ponds, lakes, slopes and steps.
  • Parking at the gardens is at your own risk – please don’t leave any valuables in your vehicle.
  • Details can change and we highly recommend checking the website event before your visit.

Upcoming Open Gardens events

Click on each event to find out more about that garden, including information on the location, parking, accessibility and other facilities.

Trenarth Open Garden

Trenarth Gardens Constantine, Falmouth, Cornwall, United Kingdom

We're delighted to have Trenarth Gardens taking part in our Open Gardens scheme for 2024 and our thanks go to Lucie Nottingham for being willing to open the garden gates […]

Mylor Open Garden Trail

Mylor Open Garden Trail Mylor Bridge, Falmouth, Cornwall, United Kingdom

We're delighted to have Mylor Open Garden Trail taking part in our Open Gardens scheme for 2024 and our thanks go to all the people involved in this huge event […]

Treglyn Open Garden

Treglyn Garden & Woodland Gover Valley, St Austell, Cornwall, United Kingdom

We're delighted to have Treglyn Garden & Woodland taking part in our Open Gardens scheme for 2024 and our thanks go to Heather and Keith Beale for being willing to […]

Lamorran Open Garden

Lamorran House Gardens Lamorran House, Upper Castle Road,, St Mawes, Cornwall, United Kingdom

Welcome to Lamorran Open Garden We're delighted to have Lamorran Garden taking part in our Open Gardens scheme once again for 2024 and our thanks go to Mr & Mrs […]

Fox Hollow Open Garden

Fox Hollow Fox Hollow, Station Road, Carnhot, Chacewater, Truro, Cornwall, United Kingdom

We're delighted to have Fox Hollow taking part in our Open Gardens scheme for 2024 and our thanks go to Adele Peters-Float for being willing to open the garden gates […]

Chygurno Open Garden

Chygurno Garden Chygurno, Lamorna, Penzance, Cornwall, United Kingdom

We're delighted to have Chygurno Garden taking part in our Open Gardens scheme for 2024 and our thanks go to Robert and Carol Moule for being willing to open their […]

Tanglewood Open Garden

Tanglewood Wild Garden Sancreed Lane, Newbridge, Penzance, Cornwall, United Kingdom

We're delighted to have Tanglewood Wild Garden taking part in our Open Gardens scheme for 2024 and our thanks go to Kerry and Tony Marr for being willing to open […]

Fontana Open Garden 2024

Fontana Garden Fontana, Trenython Manor, Tywardreath, Cornwall, United Kingdom

We're delighted to have the Fontana Garden take part in our Open Gardens scheme for 2024 and our thanks go to Derek & Marina Bishop for being willing to open […]

Crugsillick Open Garden

Crugsillick Manor Crugsillick Manor, Ruan High Lanes, Truro, Cornwall, United Kingdom

We're delighted to have the Crugsillick Manor take part in our Open Gardens scheme for 2024 and our thanks go to Alison Agnew for being willing to open the garden […]

Fontana Open Garden 2024

Fontana Garden Fontana, Trenython Manor, Tywardreath, Cornwall, United Kingdom

We're delighted to have the Fontana Garden take part in our Open Gardens scheme for 2024 and our thanks go to Derek & Marina Bishop for being willing to open […]

Tremorran Open Garden

Tremorran & The Angel Botallack, St Just, Cornwall, United Kingdom

We're delighted to have the Tremorran & The Angel take part in our Open Gardens scheme for 2024 and our thanks go to Annie Henry Holland  for being willing to […]

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