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Hidden Valley Gardens

Age group: 10+

Location: MID Cornwall


Contact: nr Par, PL24 2TU

TEL: 01208 873225  


Hidden Valley Gardens is an intimate, award-winning, three acre garden and specialist plant nursery, nestled in a secluded hidden valley between Par and Fowey in mid Cornwall.


The Garden has many themes including a Mediterranean area, colourful herbaceous and cottage garden beds, a 'hot' border, pond garden, Japanese area, an iris garden, plus potager, Fairy Well, fruit area and more.


There are 26 identified beds and borders that are full of colour from early season to late autumn. It is a wonderfully peaceful place to sit and dream amongst the borders/beds set with herbaceous perennials, shrubs and grasses, and collections of Crocosmia, Agapanthus and Dahlias. There is a pond area with wildlife and bog planting, and a shady Fernery


Witness the scorching colours of the dahlia, crocosmia, clematis and agapanthus collection beds. Garden featured to RHS magazine “The Garden”.



Open 20th March to 15th October (except Tues and Weds) from 10am to 6pm. Entry is £4.00 with free entry (& Garden Quiz!) for children and free access to the plant nursery/tea hut.


From A390 between St Austell and Lostwithiel, turn onto the B3269 towards Fowey, then right after 200 yards following the signs for approximately 2 miles.

Fowey 6 miles, St Austell 7 miles, Bodmin 8 miles