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Morrab Gardens

  • 4.7

  • from 520 Google reviews

About the garden

Morrab Gardens, Cornwall’s first public garden began welcoming guests back in 1889, and people have been drawn to this subtropical paradise at the heart of Penzance ever since.

Though petite in size, that hasn’t stopped the owners amassing a generous collection of unusual plants – all with their own unique mythology, which the website helpfully delves into. From the sword-like Agave – known as the goddess of desire in Greek mythology to the haughty Hydrangea, which symbolised arrogance and frigidity in Medieval times. Other spellbinding species to look out for include the bushy Myrtle, blousy Handkerchief Tree and the perplexing Monkey Puzzle Tree.

With the waves lapping in the distance, and a banquet of tropical foliage laid out before you, Morrab Gardens brings a welcome splash of the Mediterranean to these Cornish shores.

Opening times

Daily throughout the year, 6.30 am to 8.00 pm (including Christmas and New Year's day)

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Google reviews

  • 4.7

  • from 520 Google reviews

Annette Williams

4 months ago


It's really lovely in the gardens. Most of the flowers are in bloom. Very relaxing

Rob Gough

4 months ago


Just a fabulous place. It's one of those public spaces that was originally a private garden, and used to build a collection of plants and trees from around the world.

Denise Sleeman

6 months ago


Absolutely loved these gardens. So beautiful. It was a stunning place ☺️

Mircea Fratila

a month ago


I love this garden, it have a variety of exotic flowers, you feel like you visit a botanical garden, and if you stay enough you can see the squirrels.

Corinne Brown

11 months ago


Beautiful. The library is outstanding! The gardens are a bit of peace when Penzance gets really busy.

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