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Must Visit Gardens in Devon & Cornwall

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Devon and Cornwall boast some of England's most magnificent gardens, each steeped in history and showcasing a diverse array of plant species from around the globe. From the majestic landscapes of Castle Hill in Filleigh to the tranquil beauty of the Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall, these regions offer a paradise for garden enthusiasts.

At The Brend Collection, we encourage our guests to venture out and explore the nearby landscapes. To enhance your visit, we've curated a selection of must-visit gardens, each offering a unique and enchanting experience. Devon and Cornwall's botanical treasures promise to leave a lasting impression on all who wander through their verdant paths.


Gardens in Devon

Hot Garden at RHS Rosemoor
RHS Rosemoor Gardens

Torrington, North Devon
£8 entry instead of £12.65 when you stay with us

RHS Rosemoor Gardens, nestled in the heart of the enchanting Devon countryside, offers a sensory feast for visitors of all ages. This botanical wonderland, managed by the Royal Horticultural Society, showcases a stunning array of floral displays, including vibrant roses, fragrant herbs, and exotic blooms. Visitors can wander through themed gardens, from the tranquil beauty of the Cottage Garden to the exotic delights of the Mediterranean Garden, or explore hidden pathways lined with colorful borders and lush greenery.

Hartland Abbey with Cows in Foreground
Hartland Abbey and Gardens

Bideford, North Devon
10% off when you stay with us

Hartland Abbey and Gardens, nestled along the rugged North Devon coast, offers visitors a captivating blend of history, natural beauty, and tranquil serenity. Steeped in centuries of heritage, this picturesque estate boasts an elegant 12th-century abbey, surrounded by enchanting gardens and rolling parkland. Visitors can wander through the meticulously maintained grounds, exploring hidden pathways, charming walled gardens, and peaceful woodland trails.

Tapeley Park
Tapeley Park

Bideford, North Devon
2 for 1 entry when you stay with us

Tapeley Park, nestled near the charming town of Bideford, offers visitors a delightful escape into nature's embrace. This historic estate, set amidst rolling hills and picturesque woodlands, features a stunning Victorian mansion surrounded by enchanting gardens and scenic parkland. Visitors can wander through the meticulously landscaped grounds, adorned with vibrant flower beds, tranquil ponds, and meandering pathways.

Arlington Court House
Arlington Court

Barnstaple, North Devon

Arlington Court, nestled in the picturesque countryside of North Devon, offers visitors a delightful blend of history, art, and natural beauty. This elegant Regency house, surrounded by extensive gardens and scenic parkland, provides a fascinating glimpse into the life of the Chichester family, who resided here for over 500 years. Visitors can explore the meticulously preserved interior, filled with exquisite collections of furniture, ceramics, and artwork, or stroll through the enchanting gardens, dotted with colourful blooms.

Castle Hill Gardens North Devon
Castle Hill

Filleigh, North Devon

Castle Hill in Filleigh, North Devon, stands as a beacon of historical grandeur and natural beauty. Home to the Fortescue family for over 300 years, this majestic estate features an elegant Palladian mansion surrounded by enchanting gardens and scenic parkland. Visitors can wander through the meticulously landscaped grounds, adorned with vibrant flower borders, serene lakes, and ancient woodlands. Whether admiring the stately architecture, exploring the walled gardens, or simply enjoying a leisurely stroll, a visit to Castle Hill is steeped in history and charm.

Marwood Hill Gardens
Marwood Hill Gardens

Barnstaple, North Devon

Marwood Hill Gardens, nestled in the picturesque countryside of North Devon, offers visitors a tranquil escape into a botanical wonderland. This enchanting garden showcases a diverse array of plants from around the world, meticulously curated over decades by its dedicated owners. Visitors can meander through winding pathways, surrounded by lush foliage, vibrant blooms, and serene water features. With its charming walled garden, enchanting lakeside walks, and scenic viewpoints, Marwood Hill Gardens offers the perfect day out. 

Gardens in Cornwall

Antony Woodland Garden at Torpoint
Antony Woodland Garden

Torpoint, Cornwall
20% off entry when you stay with us

Antony Woodland Gardens, nestled in the picturesque region of Torpoint, Cornwall, offers a tranquil and enchanting escape for nature lovers and garden enthusiasts alike. This hidden gem is recognised as an International Camellia Garden of Excellence and is one of only four in the country. It lies adjacent to the National Trust property Antony House and provides visitors with a captivating journey through diverse landscapes, rich history, and breathtaking flora.

Giant Head at the Lost Gardens of Heligan
The Lost Gardens of Heligan

St Austell, Cornwall
10% off entry when you stay with us

Nestled in the heart of Cornwall, the Lost Gardens of Heligan offer a captivating journey through time and nature. Once forgotten and overgrown, these historic gardens have been lovingly restored to their former glory, showcasing a mesmerizing array of flora and fauna. Visitors can wander through lush greenery, winding pathways, and hidden alcoves, discovering ancient woodlands, serene lakes, and intricate sculptures along the way.

Trebah Gardens
Trebah Gardens

Falmouth, Cornwall

Trebah Garden, nestled along the picturesque coastline of Cornwall, is a true gem of natural beauty and tranquility. This subtropical paradise offers visitors a breathtaking escape into lush greenery, vibrant blooms, and serene water features. Wander along winding pathways through ancient woodlands, marvel at exotic plant species from around the world, and discover hidden corners filled with enchanting surprises. 

Lanhydrock House

Bodmin, Cornwall

Lanhydrock Gardens in Cornwall stands as a testament to timeless beauty and historical grandeur. Nestled within the expansive Lanhydrock Estate, these meticulously manicured gardens offer a picturesque escape into nature's embrace. Visitors can stroll through a tapestry of colourful flower beds, meander along tranquil pathways shaded by ancient trees, and marvel at the intricate designs of ornamental gardens. 

Pinetum Gardens St Austell
Pinetum Gardens

St Austell, Cornwall

Pinetum Gardens in Cornwall is a tranquil haven of botanical splendour, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in the beauty of nature. Nestled amidst the scenic landscapes of Cornwall, this enchanting garden showcases an impressive collection of plants from around the world, with a particular focus on conifers. Visitors can wander through winding pathways lined with towering trees, vibrant shrubs, and colourful blooms, taking in the serene ambience and fragrant aromas.

Caerhays Castle Spring Gardens
Caerhays Gardens

St Austell, Cornwall

Caerhays Gardens, nestled along the idyllic coast near St. Austell, stands as a botanical treasure trove, offering visitors a captivating glimpse into Cornwall's natural beauty. This enchanting estate boasts an impressive collection of rare and exotic plants, set amidst breathtaking landscapes and sweeping sea views. Wander through lush woodland trails, marvel at the vibrant blooms of rhododendrons and camellias, and discover hidden corners adorned with tranquil ponds and cascading waterfalls.

Combine a visit with a luxury stay

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Devon and Cornwall's stunning gardens while indulging in a luxury stay at one of our 11 hotels across the region. Let us exceed your expectations as you acquaint yourself with all the wonders these counties have to offer.

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