Caerhays Castle Gardens, lies hidden in a secluded valley above the picturesque Porthluney Cove, between Gorran and Portloe on the Roseland Peninsula.
These 60 acres of primarily wild, informal woodland, were created by J C Williams, a Chinese plant hunter at the turn of the 19th century.
"Caerhays" is very much a spring garden and is noted for its Camellias, Rhododendrons, over 450 Magnolias and its magnificent Oak trees.
During March and April, the woodland is a profusion of yellow from the marvellous display of Daffodils and Primroses.
There are four routes around the gardens so visitors are able to choose to suit their individual desire.
The castle was built between 1802-1840 by John Nash and is one of the few Nash castles still remaining.
CAERHAYS CASTLE GARDENS
Tel: 01872 501310
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GARDENS OPEN DAILY
16 Feb – 31 May 09 - 10.00 - 5.00pm
16 Mar-29 May 09 - Mon-Fri
(Incl. Bank Holidays) 12.00 - 4pm
Senior Citizen £5.00
Child under 16 £2.50
Child under 5 FREE
Guided tours must be prebooked:
Tel: 01872 501310
Must be prebooked: 01872 501310
GARDEN AND HOUSE ADMISSION
Senior Citizens £8.50
Children under 16 £3.50
Free car parking on Porthluney Beach
Licensed Tearooms. Light meals and picnics
ACCESS: Suitable footwear must be worn, as slipping and tripping is very possible, particularly after heavy spring rain and gales. Several of the pathways are very steep if opting for the longer route (approx1.5 miles).
Elderly or disabled visitors should not however be put off from enjoying parts of the garden which are flatter and more easily accessible. In particular, the area around the Castle and the Green Route up the main drive, which is tarmac, is readily accessible to wheelchair users.
From St Austell take first turning after the end of Sticker by-pass, signposted to Tregony – B3287. Turn right at first junction and then follow signposts for Caerhays.