Penzance Parks and Gardens
(Penzance, Cornwall, England, UK)
Several exceptional gardens and parks can be found around Penzance, offering a particularly lush, green and colourful alternative to the sandy beaches and coastline. Amongst the best offerings in the Penzance area, the Trewidden Garden was first landscaped more than 100 years ago and is full of seasonal interest, while the centrally local Penlee Memorial Gardens and Morrab Gardens are both especially close to the seafront.
Further popular Penzance gardens include those at Trengwainton. Close to Land's End and containing many usual plant specimens and collections, the Trengwainton Gardens incorporate a picturesque stream, which runs the entire length of these beautiful gardens. Here are some further details about the main gardens around the Penzance area of Cornwall.
Penlee Memorial Gardens / Penlee Park
Address: Alverton Place, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 4HE, England, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1736 363 625
Covering around 15 acres / 6 hectares and situated just minutes away from the beach and Western Promenade Road, the Penlee Memorial Gardens, Penlee Park is owned by the local council. With plenty of seating areas, a historic lion's head fountain, a landscaped pond and a recently updated playground area for young children, Penlee Park is perhaps most well known for being home to the excellent Penlee House Gallery and Museum, which is a must-see attraction.
Open hours: daily - dawn to dusk
Address: Chyandour, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 3LW, England, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1736 363 021
Home to an exceptional collection of camellias and azaleas, the Trewidden Garden dates back to the 1880s and is full of many mature, subtropical plants. Sited just outside of Penzance, the Trewidden Garden features many large trees, including old magnolias, together with a nursery specialising in various bamboo plants.
Open hours: February to early October, Wednesday to Sunday - 10:30 to 16:30
Admission: charge, discounts for groups, children and free
Morrab Subtopical Gardens
Address: St. Mary's Terrace, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 4EY, England, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1736 364 474 (Morrab Library)
Landscaped in the 1840s to surround a grand house, these beautiful gardens cover just over 3 acres / 1.2 hectares and links part of Penzance town centre to the actual seafront. A municipal park frequented by both locals and tourists alike, the Morrab Gardens feature a wealth of subtropical planting, a number of stone statues, giant specimens of palm trees. Other points of interest include the park's fountain and small pond, and also its grand bandstand, where concerts were once held many years ago.
Open hours: daily - dawn to dusk
Address: Madron, near Penzance, Cornwall, TR20 8RZ, England, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1736 363 148
Owned and managed by the National Trust, the Trengwainton Gardens boast spectacular views of both St. Michael's Mount and the bay. The gardens lie on the northern outskirts of Penzance and are particularly near to Land's End. Enjoying a warm climate, many unusual exotic plants thrive in the gardens that prove difficult to grow in other locations around the country. The Trengwainton Gardens were laid out in the early 1900s around a grand Victorian house, and include terraced areas, numerous flowering plants and trees, and a heritage trail.
Open hours: mid-February to early November, daily - 10:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge, discounts for seniors and children, National Trust members are free