Gardens & Houses
Cornwall is world famous for its large number of excellent Gardens, ranging from wild woodlands to exotic collections which thrive in the mild coastal climate of the South West. With numerous grand National Trust properties to explore and the vast Eden Project biomes, there's plenty to visit at any time of year.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan
The Lost Gardens offer an extensive array of plants and wildlife that thrive throughout the year in the mild climate that Cornwall enjoys, and are regularly featured on television. Whether you are a horticultural expert, or just want to stroll in delightful surroundings, this is well worth a visit, and is within easy reach of the Cormorant Hotel.
Average journey time by car from the Hotel -30 mins.
The grandest and most welcoming National Trust property in Cornwall, Lanhydrock is superbly set in 450 acres of woods and parkland running down to the Fowey river, and is encircled by formal and woodland gardens, lovely in all seasons.
Dating from the 17th century but largely re-built after a fire in 1881, Lanhydrock has 50 rooms on show giving an extrordinary glimpse into the life of a Victorian country house from the children's nursery wing and the splendid comforts of the state rooms to the fascinating warren of kitchens, larders and sculleries 'below stairs'. There is a restaurant and shop in the house and plant sales in the car-park.
Average journey time by car from the Hotel - 15 mins.
Cotehele ( National Trust )
Enchanted and remote, perched high above the wooded banks of the Tamar, Cotehele was owned by the Edgecumbe family for nearly six centuries. One of the least-altered medieval houses in the country, it contains original furniture, armour and a remarkable set of tapestries.
Average journey time by car from the Hotel - 1 hr 10 mins
The Eden Project
Already being called the eighth wonder of the world, the Eden Project is a world-class visitor destination. Built into a vast dis-used china clay pit overlooking St Austell bay, The Eden Project is a dramatic global garden, a project promoting the vital relationship between plants and people.
Average jouney time by car from the Hotel - 15 mins.
Marsh Villa Garden
A magical 3 acre water and woodland garden that lies in a formal tidal creek. www.marshvillagardens.com
Average journey time from the Hotel - 10 mins
Famed for its unique collection of bamboo species these gardens, set on the north side of the Helford river offer a collection of rare plants as well as an abundance of wild flowers.