Blue as far as the eye can see…
Enys Gardens has to be one of the top places in the country to enjoy one of nature’s most spectacular offerings: bluebell season. It’s often featured in the national press, and it’s even more spectacular in real life than it is in the photographs.
Each year, Enys Gardens celebrates one of Britain’s best-loved flowers with a special bluebell festival. Normal opening hours are limited (see below), but during the festival the gardens are open every day to allow visitors to make the most of them while they’re at their finest. The 2015 festival runs from Saturday 2nd – Sunday 18th May.
Although the bluebells are the main draw, Enys Gardens has much more to offer. Reputed to be Cornwall’s oldest garden, it has 30 unspoilt acres to explore, including ancient woodland and pretty ponds. There’s a lovely walled garden, which conjures up images of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic children’s novel, The Secret Garden.
It’s a delightful place to while away a few hours. Keen photographers will be in heaven, and you might have trouble convincing them to stop taking pictures. When you’re ready for refreshments, head to the cafe for a traditional afternoon tea.
The gardens at Enys are open from 2nd April-30th September 2015 on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday afternoons from 2pm – 5pm (last entry 4.30pm). During the bluebell festival the gardens are open daily from 11am.
Adults: £5, Children 6-16: £2, Seniors: £4, Students: £2, Children under 5 free.
Dogs on leads are welcome in the gardens.
From Bosinver, take the A390 to Truro and then the A39 (towards Falmouth). Once you pass the Norway Inn (on your right hand side) take the second left turn, signposted to Flushing, Restronguet and Mylor, and then the first right (look out for the sign for Enys Gardens). Carry straight on for just over a mile until you reach Enys Lodge and the entrance to the gardens. It will take approximately 40 minutes to get to Enys from Bosinver.The Enys Trust, St Gluvias, Penryn TR10 9LB
T: 01326 259885
You may wish to call Enys Gardens on 01326 259885 to check on the status of the bluebells before you plan your visit.