Cornwall LivingIssue #Spring 2018
5 of the best dog friendly gardens
Four legged visitors are welcomed with open paws in many of Cornwall’s glorious gardens. We’ve sniffed out those that are open year-round for walkers, so take our lead and get tails wagging…
1 Tremenheere Sculpture Garden
A garden walk with amazing views, Tremenheere delivers everytime. Mindfully places art installations surprise and inspire, whilst views to St Michael’s Mount add extra beauty. The woods and streams in the sheltered valley provide a perfect setting for large and exotic plants, perfect for exploring. Visit the outdoor area of the Lime Tree Café and complete the visit by popping into the shop; well-behaved pups kept on the lead are more than welcome.
2 Lost Gardens of Heligan
With miles of pathways and routes to explore, there’s no limit to the amount of fun that waggy tailed visitors can have at this famous garden. They’ll discover a multitude of smells in the Victorian Productive and Pleasure Gardens and they’ll love the subtropical jungle not to mention the ancient woodland. A well-timed post-walkies nap will ensure padding paws are clear of the no-go zones for dogs; the tearoom, Stewardry, shop and plant sales areas.
3 Trebah Garden
The ravine garden leads to a private beach on the Helford river so paws can get muddy, sandy and wet at the doggie haven of Trebah Garden. Water bowls are available outside the visitor centre and complimentary poop bags are offered on arrival. There are also designated doggie tables in Trebah Kitchen, the garden terrace and in the picnic area are pup-friendly refuel spots too.
4 Pinetum Park
Another garden with the woof factor is Pinetum park in St Austell. With the largest collection of plants in the country, the varied 30 acres are full of character and perfect for energetic doggies. There is a wealth of wildlife and a visual treat at every turn within the gardens, plus a tearoom and farm shop selling delicious produce throughout the year.
5 Eden Project
The Eden Project really needs to be seen to be believed, and the great news is that your pooch can enjoy the experience along side you! Doggos can explore miles of paths within the former quarry with water and dog bins dotted throughout. Whilst they aren’t permitted in the biomes or undercover areas, they are welcome in the visitor centre and can relax in designated outdoor dining areas. Assistance dogs are welcome throughout the whole site.