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Tanglewood Wild Garden

A wild and beautiful woodland setting with ponds and sculptures.

  • 4.7

  • from 145 Google reviews

About the garden

A unique wild garden, design both for humans and nature, with a good mix of native planting and some exotic species thrown in to really boost the pollinator population. Tanglewood aims to subvert the usual expectations of a commercial garden, so there are no catering facilities here, but plenty of spaces to spread out a picnic blanket, while children are welcome to have a go on the rope swing. However, it's worth noting that if you've really got to go, then you can go sustainably - in the on-site composting toilets!

Across these 9 acres of lake and woodland habitat, you'll find that wildlife is thriving on the garden's philosophy that 'there is no such thing as a weed'. Nettles, thistles and brambles are looked at not as weeds, but as valuable food plants for the many animals which have made Tanglewood their home.

Opening times

7 days a week 10am until dusk

Useful details

Garden area

9 Acres

Dog walking

Yes - Dogs on leads.

Cafe or restaurant

Food and drink facilities include a cafe/restaurant.


Yes - Children of all ages.

Wheelchair access

Mostly accessible (many paths flat and paved).



Cornwall, TR20 8PL

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Tanglewood Wild Garden
TR20 8PL
Sat Nav Postcode
TR20 8PL
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Google reviews

  • 4.7

  • from 145 Google reviews

Rose Curnow

3 weeks ago


Lovely for children,lots of games to play along the way,only an idea if a map was put on the cafe,we would know if we did all he paths.

Debbie Howells

a week ago


Fantastic place to chill out, perfect for the children lovely cafe area for refreshments, lots of scenic picnic areas.

Fryda Snell

3 weeks ago


Excellent experience. A must for nature lovers.

Daniel Grothaus

9 months ago


Such a brilliant quirky place. We decided to do something different and we had such a great time. So many brilliant ideas and outdoor games. It really is a labour of love. Had some cake and pond juice in the little outdoor area and it was delicious. Was lovely talking to the owners as well and we will definitely be back.

Jo Toman

9 months ago


Recommended by a friend and what a cracking little gem! We went on a overcast day and between the odd rain showers had a great morning. Wish we'd taken a picnic as plenty of seating areas - open and covered. Pick your own paths and routes and just wonder off around the whole site. Full of humour, quirky sculptures, inspiration and lovely landscaped areas. Fab for little and big kids too. Won't say too much and spoil your first visit, as you really must discover it all for yourselves! Great value for the entrance fee and well worth a few seasonal visits throughout the year too. Boots and coats at the ready .. lets go and get some fresh air! Thank you Tanglewood :)

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07581 339501

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