CAERHAYS CASTLE & GARDENS
Gorran, St Austell,
t: 01872 501310
An informal woodland garden created by J C Williams, who sponsored plant-hunting expeditions to China at the turn of the 19th century.
Historic Caerhays is one of the oldest estates in the country and is one of Cornwall’s great gardens – a springtime paradise of glorious camellias, rhododendrons and magnolias, of which Caerhays holds a National Plant Collection. Visitors can choose between the four woodland walks through one of the finest displays of spring flowers in Britain. The castle itself was designed by John Nash around 200 years ago and both the building and its occupants have played significant roles in the history of Cornwall. At least a half-day visit is recommended.
The Gardens are open: mid Feb – mid June, daily 10am – 5pm.
The Castle is open for guided tours during March, April and May.