Another beautiful Cornish garden. Snowdrop Sundays in February start the year at Pencarrow. Camellias and rhododendrons follow while bluebells and wild garlic carpet the woods in May and June.

Enjoy exploring the Memorial Garden, the Italian Garden, American Garden, Rock Garden and grotto. Ancient woodlands with many conifer specimens including Araucaria araucana or Monkey Puzzle Tree. It was here that the tree got its common name. Sir William Molesworth planted a specimen in front of friends and a guest remarked that ‘It would be a puzzle for a monkey’.

The estate is still home to the Molesworth-St.Aubyns.

Historic Houses members and under 16s, visit for free.


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Address: Bodmin, Cornwall, PL30 3AG View map Phone: 01208 841369 Length of visit: 3-4 hours
Dog friendly: Yes
Cafe: Yes
Car park: Yes
House open: Yes
House open - occasionally: No
Family friendly: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Wheelchair - majority: Yes

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

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