Secret Gardens 2017


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1. A gorgeous, established and secluded wooded garden with camellias, magnolias and rhododendrons etc. with summer-house and sunken seating area.

Address: 2 Rashleigh Lane PL23 1HP
Open: 11am to 4pm Saturday only.
Access: Easy access from the lane.


2. A tranquil, informal garden featuring ponds and a waterfall with herb garden. Bee-friendly, rockery, greenhouse and sheltered seating. Not suitable for children. Dogs welcome (on leads).

Address: Spinaway, 29 Tower Park, PL23 1JD
Open: 10am to 4pm Friday and Saturday.
Access: Wheelchair access possible.


3. A headland garden designed to fully utilise the stunning views of St.Catherine’s and the open sea – no dogs and not suitable for children.

Address: 22 Tower Park PL23 1JB
Open: 10am to 4pm Friday and Saturday
Access: via steep steps up from the street.
N.B. Also on the Art Trail.


4. A lovely established garden with varied plants and vegetables. Beautiful views of the estuary and the open sea.

Address: Address: 5 Gallants Drive, PL23 1JE
Open: 10am to 4pm Friday and Saturday.
Access: A few steps from the drive.
N.B. Also on the Art Trail.


5. A small Mediterranean-style garden with beautiful views overlooking the estuary. Mainly planted with olive trees, lavender and succulents.

Address: 4 St Fimbarrus Rd, PL23 1JJ
Open: 11am to 4pm Friday and Saturday.
Access: Via steps up from the street.
N.B. Also on the Art Trail.


6. A small delightful terrace garden directly on the waterfront with views of Polruan and the estuary.

Address: Over the Cliff, 21 The Esplanade, PL23 1HY
Open: 10am to 4pm Friday and Saturday.
Access: Down a flight of stairs from street level to the garden.


7. A beautiful, peaceful and vibrant garden with spectacular uninterrupted views of Polruan and the open sea.

Address: Town House, The Esplanade, PL23 1HY
Open: 10am to 4pm Friday and Saturday.
Access: Steps down to entrance.


8. A secret walled garden and hidden terrace on the river with fabulous views across the estuary.

Address: The Boathouse, Whitford Yard, PL23 1BH
Open: 10am to 4pm Friday and Saturday.
Access: There are steps.
N.B. Also on the Art Trail.


9. An enclosed garden with an artist’s studio and all-year round colour.

Address: 38 Vicarage Meadow, PL23 1EA
Open: 10:30 am to 3:30pm Friday and Saturday.
Access: A few steps.


10. A small Japanese garden with acers and tree peonies and a plethora of hostas.

Address: 1 Hill Hay Close, Fowey , PL23 1EL
Open: 10am-4pm Friday and Saturday.
Access: From the side of the house.


Unfortunately, refreshments are not available in any of the gardens.


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