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Our Favourite Cornish Winter Gardens

Cornwall is renowned for it’s long stretches of golden beaches and glistening seas, but turn inland a little and you’ll find a wealth of beautiful gardens open to the public all year round. Have a look at our favourite Cornish Winter gardens below.

Victoria Gardens

Truro, a 10 minute walk from The Alverton

Firstly, we have Victoria Gardens, which is filled with exotic trees, shrubs and flowers. Located in the heart of Truro it provides a little piece of tranquility for busy shoppers. So why not combine a relaxing stroll with some all important Christmas shopping this winter in Cornwall?

Trelissick Gardens

Feock, a 15 minute drive from The Alverton

Uninterrupted views over the River Fal, miles of pathways for leisurely walks and a grand house to explore, makes Trelissick a garden worth visiting.

Top tip: Above all, make the most of Trelissick by wearing good footwear. We say this because there is a lot to see and do including visiting the house, walking around the gardens, as well as discovering the footpaths that go through the surrounding land.


Trebah Gardens

Mawnan Smith, a 30 minute drive from The Alverton

Four miles of pathways, exotic blooms and it’s own secluded beach. More importantly, there is an adventure play area for the children, a lovely cafe for lunch, and Trebah is dog friendly too!

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Pentewan, St Austell, a 25 minute drive from The Alverton

The Lost Gardens of Heligan is an absolute haven for the green fingered amongst us. With 200 acres of land there is so much to explore. Meanwhile, make a beeline for the greenhouses that are particularly beautiful.

Eden Project

Bodelva, St Austell, 35 minutes from The Alverton

Towering biomes housing plant and wildlife. A bursting calendar of events. Buildings dedicated to fun ways to learn about our fascinating world. Eden Project is truly magnificent.

Top tip: Follow one of the many cycle trails to Eden Project as part of their environmental incentive. Most importantly, make sure to let the team know if you arrive by bike because you’ll get a reduction on the entry fee!

Pinetum Gardens

Holmbush, St Austell, a 30 minute drive from The Alverton

And finally, from a peaceful Japanese garden to water gardens bursting with unusual flora and fauna, Pinetum Gardens is 30 acres full of stunning landscaped spaces.

Winter Offers in Cornwall

The Alverton is surrounded by lush green gardens – there are lots of rare species and the air is filled with the noise of the birds in the trees. The hotel is perfectly located for all of Cornwall’s greatest gardens so use the hotel as your botanical base this winter. Find out about The Alverton’s great winter offers in Cornwall here.


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