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Five of the best places to see bluebells in Cornwall

Put a spring in your step with these perfect bluebell viewing spots…

Spring has arrived and it’s the perfect time to see Cornwall’s beautiful gardens and wild spaces in bloom. Among the flowers showing off their colours are the delicate, purple bluebells – a symbol of springtime in many cultures.


When is the best time to see bluebells in Cornwall?

Generally the best time to see bluebells is between late March and early May, depending on how mild the spring is. The peak bloom usually occurs in the first few weeks of May.

Bluebell blooming times vary slightly depending on their location and weather conditions, so it’s worth checking on the websites of individual gardens and parks for the most up-to-date information about when they’re in bloom.

Handpicked by our nature-loving team, here are five of the best places to see bluebells in Cornwall this spring. 


1. Trelissick Gardens

 If you’re in the mood for a botanical adventure, then you should make Trelissick Gardens near Truro a destination this spring. 

Explore this heritage house and gardens set in an estate with stunning maritime views. With a variety of woodland areas, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to enjoy the beauty of the bluebells.

2. Tehidy Woods

If you’re keen for a woodland adventure, Tehidy Woods near Camborne is the place for you. Explore the winding paths and discover carpets of bluebells along the way.

bluebells enys gardens

3. Enys Gardens

 If you’re looking for a floral feast for the eyes, head over to the picturesque Enys Gardens near Penryn. Its ancient woodland is seasonally scattered with bluebells that will make you feel like you’ve stepped into a fairy tale. Enys gardens are only a short drive from The Greenbank, so make the perfect visiting spot when staying with us. 

Open 1st April to 30th September, Sunday and Monday 10am-5pm

4. Godolphin House

If you want to experience a touch of history and natural beauty in one dose, Godolphin House near Helston should be on your list for a springtime visit. In springtime, bluebells are nestled among the ancient trees and medieval gardens, making for a picturesque backdrop.


5. Lanhydrock

With over 900 acres of woodland, this magnificent late Victorian country house is another great place to admire bluebells. Every May, nearly every inch of the woodland floor turns purple, from the entrance right down to the Fowey River. 

Be blown away by the floral carpet but try not to step on any of the delicate beauties as you wander through the fields. 

Remember to check the latest information before you visit, as opening times and access may vary depending on the season and weather conditions.

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