Spring is just around the corner in Cornwall. From mid-February onwards, you can really notice that the days are finally lengthening after the darkness of the winter months. With the increase in light, we begin to feel our spirits lift. The land cracks open and new life springs forth in the form of snowdrops, crocuses and daffodils, bright heralds of the changing season.

Snowdrops herald the arrival of spring in CornwallCornwall’s gardens will soon be awash with colour as camellias, rhododendrons and magnolias come in to bloom. Shake off the winter gloom and get outside and discover the magic of spring in Cornwall.

These are dozens of gardens to choose from in Cornwall. Several, such as the Lost Gardens of Heligan and Caerhays, are right on our doorstep.

Find out more about Cornwall’s renowned gardens

Cornwall is famous for its magnolias

You can even follow Cornwall’s ‘Spring Story’ online. It tracks the flowering of seven Champion Magnolia campbellii trees in gardens across Cornwall. When all seven trees have 50 blooms or more, it is said that spring has officially arrived, as this short video from Visit Cornwall explains.

Spring events in Cornwall

Daffodils at Trelissick (Saturday 25 – Sunday 26 March 2017) is an annual event which celebrates one of the nation’s favourite flowers as well as Cornwall’s flower growing industry. You’ll be able to see a host of golden daffodils (as well as daffodils in varying shades from white to lemon and orange) grown by champion breeders and growers.

The Daffodil Festival at Trelissick is a popular annual eventThe Falmouth Spring Festival (13 March -17 April 2017) is a celebration of Falmouth’s open spaces, coastline and gardens. The festival kicks off with ‘Paint the Town Yellow Day’.  Local schoolchildren will be brightening up shop windows with thousands of daffodils and decorations.

There’s a huge variety of events taking place throughout the festival, including guided walks to discover the town and surrounding countryside, fun family activities, live music, a flower show and a four-day Folk and Cider Festival.

Enjoy spring in Cornwall

Glendurgan Garden is magnificent in the spring

Enjoy spring in Cornwall

Fancy a short break in Cornwall this spring? We’ve got a range of cottages which sleep 4-12 people – find out more and check availability on our website.

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