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Morrab Gardens

  • 4.7

  • from 526 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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  • 4.7

  • from 526 Google reviews

Angie Beaumont

in the last week

5

Beautiful gardens that I found as we walked through the town. Easy paths for my disabled husband. Was very quiet and free from litter. Everyone was being very quiet and just enjoying the sunshine. Lots of benches to sit at. Multi levels to the gardens and I was surprised how big the gardens are. Lots of animal and bird life to look out for. Great for the kids to spot the fishes in the pond. The best bit is its free.

PermeatingDusk

a year ago

5

As someone from the southern United States, I was quite shocked to find a veritable cornucopia of palms, fern trees, gingers, and other subtropical plants in Cornwall. If you're in Penzance and enjoy botany, this is a highly recommended stop, as although it may not have glasshouses the outdoor diversity is certainly impressive.

ABCJelly

a year ago

5

👌Cool garden🌳! A range of exotic 🌴plants that are rare in 🇬🇧UK. It's a very unique👍 garden🌿 & calming☮️. 🟩Green, clean🧼, relaxing😌. There's also 🐿️squirrels🌰 roaming 🔃around ⬆️climbing trees🌳 etc. & they're really peng😘

fastandfuriously

3 months ago

5

Beautifully kept garden and lots of wildlife.

Abi Stevens

3 months ago

5

Beautiful and peaceful. Quite big as well

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morrabgardens.org/

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