Eden Project – Described as the 8th Wonder of the World. Once a barren and disused china clay pit, it is now a global garden with Rainforest, Mediterranean and Outdoor biomes where you can explore the wonder of nature. Open all year round. 36 miles by car.
Lost Gardens of Heligan – Heligan, seat of the Tremayne family for more than 400 years, is one of the most mysterious estates in England. Now expertly restored it is well worth a visit. Near St. Austell, Cornwall it is open all year round. 44.5 miles by car.
Mount Edgcumbe Gardens – The earliest landscaped park in Cornwall, this grade 1 listed maritime garden of immense charm is set on the dramatic partly wooded peninsula. There are lots to see including the Earls garden and formal gardens in the English, French and Italian styles. Open from 1st April until 30th September it is 36 miles by car. www.mountedgcumbe.gov.uk >>
R.H.S Rosemoor Gardens – Set deep in the North Devon countryside, Rosemoor was gifted by Lady Anne Berry to the RHS in 1988 and since then the original eight acres have been greatly developed into sixty five acres of gardens and woodlands. Open all year round. 36 miles by car. www.rhs.org.uk >>
Bicton Park Botanical Gardens – A historic garden in Devon which spans nearly 300 years of gardening history, the park is home to many rare and beautiful plant species. Open all year round. 55 miles by car. www.bictongardens.co.uk >>