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Explore our gardens, lakes and walks

"Perfection in a garden"

On the beautiful Lizard peninsula

We would love to hear from you

Your luxury farmhouse or cottage

"I have put so much of myself into the garden, and it has given me so much joy, that I want to share it with others"  -  Sue Nathan

Bonython Estate Gardens

One of The Great Gardens of Cornwall

Monday to Friday 10am to 4.30pm from Tuesday 14 April  to Friday 11 September except Bank Holidays. £9 for Adults, £2 for Children. Telephone 01326 240550

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Bonython Estate Gardens is open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm, closing 18 September 2020.  We have enjoyed welcoming all our visitors again.

Each lake has a different atmosphere and planting …. Tranquil, from the specimen trees and shrubs reflected in the water; Vibrant from the hot, South African summer garden, and a sense of the Mysterious, from the third, ghostly, quarry lake with its creeper clad cliffs, fernery and surrounding bamboos.


The first lake is in view when you walk out of the walled garden past the thatched tea-room, and sits at the top of the small valley. The lake has its own island and  breathes tranquility and peace, with trees, shrubs and sky reflected in its waters.


The planting around the first lake is minimal - rhododendrons, irises, Pontedera Cordata, pampas grass and a variety of spring daffodils. The reason for the simple planting is to preserve the peaceful open setting.


In early summer the Magnolia JC Williams is in full flower, the hellebores are still in bloom in the valley, as is Magnolia David Clulow. The Narcissus "Ice Follies" undercapeting the silver birch wood are also in full flower. By the lake, the beautiful Prunus Shirotae amazes.

The first lake

The lakes run through the garden from a natural stream and so to the sea

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