Cotehele Garden - National Trust

Cornwall

Owned since 1947 by the National Trust, Cotehele garden was formerly the property of the Edgcumbe family who laid out the gardens in their present design in the 19th century.

Cothele garden National TrustCotehele Garden is a diverse collection of gardens, some intimate and some wild and untamed. There are walled gardens, ancient orchards, herbaceous borders, valley gardens, ponds, terraces and formal courtyards. Something to please and delight everyone. A favourite walk with many is the upper pathway which borders the top of the daffodil meadow. In addition to magnificent views, there are an inspiring range of plants. These include Mediterranean cork oaks, the Chilean Lantern Bush from New Zealand. Just further along is the Acacia pravissima from Australia with its fragrant yellow flowers contrasting against olive green leaves.

In the nursery and formal country garden all the flowers for the house are grown. There is a yew tree hedge and in each corner Japanese Locust trees. Cotehele garden Cornwall is full of surprises around every corner and should be explored in full including the fabulous walk down the valley garden to the banks of the Tamar.