The Eden Project really requires a blog all of its own, simply because of how much there is to see and do there. Located in an old China clay pit, the Eden Project is a man-made marvel that enables visitors to walk amongst the plants and trees that flourish in the worlds rainforest environments and the landscapes of the Mediterranean, South Africa, California and Western Australia. Boasting the largest indoor tropical rainforest in the world, thousands and thousands of varieties of plants, outdoor gardens, restaurants, sculptures, ice rink and England’s longest zip wire, the Eden Project will leave you feeling truly exhilarated.
If you’re looking for something a little more traditional and tranquil then you are spoiled for choice in Cornwall. Trelissick Gardens in Feock, near Truro offers a welcoming country house and gardens set in an estate with lovely woodland walks and spectacular maritime views. Being another National Trust property, members get in free – and a top tip is to combine a visit with a ferry trip from Falmouth or Truro. Trelissick has its very own pontoon with ferry stop!
Trebah Gardens (shown in main image) on the Helford River, near Falmouth is a sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop. Set in a Cornish valley, the gardens at Trebah are bursting with beautiful blooms to enjoy all year round. After a coffee in the dog friendly café, saunter down through the gardens until you reach the little beach at the bottom.
Right next door is to Trebah is the National Trust garden of Glendurgan. So members may prefer to make a beeline there instead. It’s quite similar to Trebah – in terms of size and relief – but with a small fishing village at the bottom.