Exploring Cornwall’s beautiful gardens. 

Thanks to its warmer climate, spring traditionally arrives around 5 weeks earlier in Cornwall than in other counties. Spring brings a riot of colour with snowdrops leading the way in February, and glorious magnolias, daffodils, camellias and azaleas all following suit. Once 50 blooms have appeared on seven of Cornwall’s champion magnolia trees it is deemed that Spring has offically arrived – believe it or not, it was 3rd March in 2014!

Spring is not the only time to enjoy Cornwall’s excellent & varied gardens. The mild climate ensures that there is something to see throughout the year, right through until Autumn golds and reds filter through the countryside.

“You can’t really improve much, it is the best B&B I have ever stayed in with superb attention to detail – you should be very proud of yourselves.” – M.C. , Bolton


Book a B&B stay at Pentillie to enjoy discounted tickets to any of these Cornish gardens:

Antony House – A varied garden, set in a Repton landscape overlooking the Lynher estuary, featuring sculpture, Woodland Garden, National Collection of Daylilies, topiary and a knot garden.

Cotehele Fabulous medieval manor house with daffodil filled orchards, quay and working Mill.

Caerhays Castle Gardens – Famous for its acres of magnificent magnolias!

Eden Project – Cornwall’s very own weird and wonderful biome of rare plants.

Lamorran Gardens – Stunning mediterranean style gardens overlooking the English Channel, with hidden pools and streams throughout. Visit their beautiful Japanese style water garden, and finish the afternoon with a cream tea on the terrace.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan – Pentillie’s gardens have been compared to these fantastic gardens which were discovered in the 1990’s under rambling weeds and brambles. They have now been restored to their former glory.

Trebah Garden – A sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop.

Trewithen – Elegant Georgian 18th century mansion and gardens with over 200 Champion Trees (known for their enormous height) and exotic variety of plants from around the world.


Why not book a Spring Garden break and take advantage of the quieter Cornish roads, AND the beautiful blooms, while relaxing in style at Pentillie Castle. Only 5 minutes from the A38, it makes an ideal base from which to explore the gardens of Cornwall. Book 2 or more nights B&B during March and April 2015, and you’ll receive complimentary entry to one of the above gardens (of your choice, excluding the Eden Project). Rooms from £160 per night, based on 2 adults sharing. B&B and garden entry subject to availability.


Other Gardens worth visiting include the magical gardens at Ince Castle A privately owned woodland gem hidden beside the River Lynher. Explore 5 acres of beautiful woodland gardens and orchard. Private tours only. We will update this page with Devon gardens shortly… please bear with us.

For more information or to take advantage of this offer please ring the office on 01579 350044 quoting ‘Spring Gardens’ or email us.




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