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DOWNS BARN FARM

Visit Gardens

The gardens of Cornwall are home to a wealth of the most exciting, rare and beautiful plants and trees in the British Isles. The lush vegetation and colour give garden lovers a feast for the eyes all year round. Plants, flowers, palms and trees thrive in Cornwall’s mild coastal climate.

Trebah – This beautiful 26 acre garden is listed among the 80 finest in the world. The steeply wooded ravine descends to a secluded beach on the Helford River. A stream cascades over waterfalls and water gardens with ponds full of Koi carp. Huge 100 year old tree-ferns mingle with a forest of rhododendrons, magnolias and camellias under a canopy of ancient oaks and beeches.

Other gardens include Cotehele, Trelissick, Trevarno and Trewithen.

Trengwainton

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Tender and exotic trees and shrubs flourish in this sheltered and virtually frost-free garden. There are unique walled gardens with sloping beds stream and pond gardens, and a terrace with fine views across Mount’s Bay to the Lizard.

Lost Gardens of Heligan

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In 1990, after 75 years of neglect, the Lost Gardens were re–discovered and thereafter restored on a shoestring budget by a small band of enthusiasts. The estate has been brought back to life to thrill a new generation.

Eden Project

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The Eden Project is popular a visitor attraction in Cornwall, nestling like a lost world in a reclaimed china clay pit, 5 kilometres from the town of St Austell.  The Eden Project with its artificial biodomes, is a dramatic global garden the size of thirty football pitches, with plants that are collected from all around the world.