The Gardens

The gardens are currently open from the beginning of April until the end of September on the first Sunday in each month and every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 2.00pm until 5.00pm with last entry at 4.30pm. Each year we open for a whole week during the bluebell season which enables as many people as possible to view the spectacular bluebell meadow of Parc Lye However there are many interesting plants, shrubs and trees that can be viewed throughout the year and there is always something interesting to see. Since our Head Gardener, Danielle Dixon, started work here in 2008 she, together with Des Morris and a dedicated group of volunteers, has made many improvements.

The gardens have a long history and we know from the William Borlase print of Enys that in the 18th Century the gardens were formally laid out in an Italianate style with long vistas reaching down the length of the current garden ending in two pavilions. In the early 19th Century Francis Enys started major alterations to the gardens creating less formal gardens and this trend has continued until we see the gardens as they are today.

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