Enjoy the coming of Spring at Caerhays and Burncoose
One of Cornwall’s most spectacular spring gardens opens for the 2014 season for four months from Monday 16th of February until 21st June 2015
The 19th Century Caerhays Castle, designed by famous architect John Nash, is one of the oldest castles in the country. The romantic castle, situated amidst Caerhays Woodland Gardens, is surrounded by the finest Magnolias, Camellias, Rhododendrons, Narcissi and Primroses. Caerhays Estate is home to a National Magnolia Collection and is also a centre for botanic research.
The Grade II Listed Woodland Gardens span over 120 acres. Many of the Chinese plants that can be found in the Caerhays collection can be traced back to the work of the great plant hunters Ernest Wilson and George Forrest, whose work including Forest’s 1911 expedition, was partly funded by J C Williams of Caerhays.
Caerhays Castle Entry
From Monday 23rd March Caerhays Castle will reopen for spring until Friday 19th June. Guided Tours of the castle are available on weekdays. Castle entry is priced from £8.00 and from £13.00 for combined entry to the Castle and Gardens.
NCCPG National Magnolia Collection
Caerhays holds a NCCPG National Magnolia Collection and is also home to the world famous x williamsii Camellias. Caerhays still has many original plants collected in China, by the intrepid plant collectors in the early 1900’s, which grow alongside the modern hybrids bred by the Williams family who have owned the estate for nearly 150 years.
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