Gardens & Homes
The Eden Project
Is probably one of the best known attractions in the St Austell bay area. Many of our guests visit Cornwall specifically to visit Eden. Whether for a horticultural interest, to see a favourite band/performer, to headline at one of the excellent Eden sessions, an engineering interest or just on a general visit you’re going to like Eden. The Eden project comes highly recommended whatever age you are.
Another extremely popular venue for visitors and locals alike. Heligan has a wonderful story to tell of how the garden was created over the years then left to be reclaimed by the wild after most of its gardeners were sadly lost in battle during the Great War.
Now brought back to life having been sympathetically restored Heligan has become a must see garden showing individual areas of great diversity. Wildlife projects have also been set up which add another element to this fascinating, architectural and educational garden whose first pineapple of the year goes straight to Buckingham palace.
Pine Lodge Gardens
A beautiful local garden in St Austell. Very much over shadowed now by both Heligan and Eden, it is a garden that hides its light under a bushel……so to speak…..sorry will try harder next time! Boasting a wonderful seat made out of camomile.
Lanhydrock House & Gardens
Our favourite of all Cornwall’s country houses now run by the National Trust. Lanhydrock house boasts an incredibly well equipped kitchen, games rooms and servants quarters’ along with all of the other magnificently furnished rooms and bed chambers. This house will take you back to a time when a lady acted like one (in public at least!!) and gentlemen often got away with roguish behaviour as long as they wore the right tie.
Not too far from us and opens up its gardens on specific days of the year and they have now started to open up the house on occasional days throughout the summer months. I have yet to visit the house but I enjoyed the gardens and will be visiting the house as soon as I can.