Spring Garden Breaks

Thanks to its sub-tropical climate Cornwall has some of the best and most famous gardens in the world


Stay on a Spring Garden Break from January to April and visit three of the Great Gardens of Cornwall.

These four day breaks start from £2,080 for a Country View room, based on a couple sharing four night's accommodation. This includes dinner, full English breakfast, afternoon Cornish cream tea, and VAT. Sea view and single rooms are also available. Entry into three gardens is included.


February and March are the best time to visit to see the stunning displays of magnolias, some of which are as large as dinner plates. The bright colours of the camellias add to the wonderful pink displays during these early months of spring. April and May brings spring bulbs, rhododendrons and azaleas, whilst June and July sees spectacular displays of hydrangeas, agapanthus and summer plantings.

A girl stands beneath a pink magnolia tree.
Beautiful pink Magnolias at one of Cornwall’s Great Gardens


As well as providing tickets to numerous Cornish gardens, The Nare is able to arrange private guided tours with head gardeners at several Cornish gardens. These are only available by appointment and in good time. 

Magnolias form an arch over a garden path that's blanketed in hot-pink petals.
The private botanical gardens on the Tregothnan Estate

Nare guests also have the opportunity to have a guided tour of the private Tregothnan Estate, which is part of the Great Gardens of Cornwall. It is also the largest privately-owned botanical garden in England and the home of English Tea. Please contact the Reservations team to enquire about these bespoke arrangements.


Many of the Great Gardens of Cornwall are within easy reach of The Nare. However there are also some Great Gardens that are situated further west and equally stunning. Guests that have visited nearby gardens in previous years may wish to travel further to see new gardens, especially if due their close proximity, two gardens can be visited in a day.

Trebah Garden and Glendurgan National Trust Garden are a stone’s throw from each other and provide such an opportunity. Another option would be visiting the lovely Trewidden House & Gardens and Tremenherre Sculpture Gardens on the same day. Both of these garden collections (images shown below) are about an hour's drive from The Nare.

Cornwall's Spring Story

Spring arrives early in Cornwall. Cornwall's Spring Story was devised to celebrate and recognise that the moment Cornish Magnolias flower, spring has arrived in England.

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