Making Memories

Penjerrick Garden

Visit one of the most unspoilt and beautiful gardens of Cornwall. This peaceful 15 acre, sub-tropical, spring-flowering garden has considerable historical and botanical interest and a sanctuary in which to unwind. 

Initially leased as a farm by George Croker Fox in 1765, and passed to his nephew Robert Were Fox I in 1781, whose brother was responsible for the garden at Trebah, and his brother Alfred for the garden at Glendurgan. Samuel Smith who was appointed gardener in 1889, planted many rhododendrons and developed new hybrids in the garden in the late 19th century and early 20th century. The original house, which was developed from existing cottages by Robert Barclay Fox in the 1840s, was demolished and replaced with a new structure in 1935. Today Penjerrick remains in private ownership by Rachel Morin and is at its best in April and May. 

Discover hidden paths, duck under branches that grow across the paths, and marvel at numerous tree ferns and enchanting blooming shrubs. Meander down the woodland garden valley past the ponds and the beds of rhododendrons, camellias, azaleas, ferns and bamboo, towards the sea. 

Gumboots or other suitable footwear are advised as the paths may be slippery, particularly after some wet days.

Cottages close by