Antony Woodland Garden

One of Cornwall’s most beautiful hidden gardens, running along the edge of the Lynher Estuary and renowned for its collection of camellias, magnolias and rhododendrons.

Described as Cornwall’s best kept secret, Antony Woodland Garden is a haven to discover. An International Camellia Garden of Excellence, it also houses the National Collection of Camellia Japonica. The 100 year old Asiatic Magnolias tower over Westdown valley, while beneath rhododendrons and camellias add splays of colour. In season the understory is carpeted with snowdrops, primroses, bluebells and wild garlic, providing a contrast against the rich green grass. Over the last two decades interesting pieces of contemporary sculpture have been added to the garden, including a ferocious looking Green Man, by Cornish sculptor Tim Shaw.

The highlight though has to be the simply stunning riverine views along the Lynher, where egrets, cormorants, shelduck and oyster catchers swoop low over the water. On a still day the garden is one of the most tranquil places in Cornwall.

Opening Hours

Antony Woodland Garden: 15th February – 30th October

10.30am to 5pm (last entry to the garden, one hour before closing). Closed Mondays (except Bank Holidays).

Antony Woodland Walk: 1st January – 31st December 2023

(gates closed at 4pm in winter). Closed Mondays (except Bank Holidays).

The Woodland Walk is accessible as part of the entrance to Antony Woodland Garden. With your ticket will be able to bring your dogs into the Woodland Walk. Unfortunately they are not permitted in the Garden. Please note that the Woodland Walk is now open year round.

Photos are by Antony Woodland Garden and by Clare Dearden Images


Address: Torpoint, Cornwall, PL11 2QA View map Phone: 01752 815303
Dogs - some areas: Yes
Cafe: Yes
Car park: Yes
House open: No
House open - occasionally: No
Family friendly: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Wheelchair - limited: Yes

For information on opening times and to buy tickets: Click here

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