Caerhays Castle Gardens



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For centuries this magnolia-filled garden was a deer park, and it was not until the late 19th century that John Charles Williams ("JCW") inherited Caerhays, and not until the early 20th that new and exotic plants were introduced here. Now the gardens are a blaze of plants from Chile, China, New Zealand, the Himalayas, and many other distant lands. Magnolias, rhododendrons, camellia, and japonicas can all be seen on marked walks, and the house can be visited in small groups during the spring.

Caerhays Castle Gardens
GORRAN, St Austell, PL26 6LY
Phone : 01872 501310


  • Parking onsite
  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
  • House & lower area of garden accessible
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Opening Times: Gardens open 20 Feb-18 Jun. Castle open 20 Mar-16 Jun

About the area

Discover Cornwall & Isles of Scilly

Cornwall has just about everything – wild moorland landscapes, glorious river valley scenery, picturesque villages and miles of breathtaking coastline. With more than 80 surfing spots, there are plenty of sporting enthusiasts who also make their way here to enjoy wave-surfing, kite surfing and blokarting.

In recent years, new or restored visitor attractions have attracted even more visitors to the region; the Eden Project is famous for its giant geodesic domes housing exotic plants from different parts of the globe, while nearby the Lost Gardens of Heligan has impressive kitchen gardens and a wildlife hide.

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