Cornwall is a year round holiday destination and basing yourself in Mevagissey on the south coast is the perfect location from which to explore all that Cornwall has to offer. There's always something to do during your holiday, whether you enjoy food festivals, sailing regattas and watersports, music and art or visiting beautiful gardens in bloom.
Just 7 miles from Mevagissey and dubbed the Eighth Wonder of the World by some, the Eden Project is a must see attraction that nestles in a crater the size of 30 football pitches, a former disused clay pit from the clay mining industry. With a worldwide reputation, Eden barely needs an introduction, but this epic destination is much more than just a huge, tropical garden.Eden is the most amazing & incredible garden you will ever visit. Trek through steamy jungles – it has the largest rainforest in captivity. Travel to the Mediterranean without leaving the UK – you'll find olive groves & delicious Mediterranean food enclosed in a second Biome. Visit the Eden Project website for further info. You can book fast-track tickets from the tourist information shop in Mevagissey tel 01726 844857.
Lost Gardens of Heligan
Unveiled in 1992 on a shoestring budget, the Lost Gardens of Heligan were hailed by The Times as "...the garden restoration of the century". Explore 200 acres of historic pleasure gardens, woodlands, lakes & a sub-tropical jungle valley. Why not buy a picnic at the award winning Lobbs Farm Shop before you explore! Heligan can be accessed via the public footpaths from Mevagissey. Visit the Heligan website for further info.
Caerhays Castle Gardens
Houses the national magnolia collection , plus rhododendrons, azaleas. The garden is only open in Spring. Overlooks the lovely Porthluney beach which has a wide expanse of sand and good rockpools. You park in a field with a tearoom and other than the castle there isn’t another building around. Bliss. Tel 01872 501310 Website
5 miles from Falmouth, this is a 26 acre ravine garden rated as one of the 80 finest gardens in the world. This sub-tropical paradise is home to a unique collection of rare and exotic plants, trees and shrubs winding down to a private and secluded beach on the Helford River. Mawnan Smith, Nr Falmouth. Tel 01326 250448 Website
Other Great Gardens of Cornwall include Lanhydrock, Trelissick and Boconnoc.
For further attractions to visit during your holiday in Cornwall, see the Visit Cornwall website.