Enys Gardens, Penryn

I’m playing catch up a bit here with all the things we’ve been up to over the last few months. One of the standout days out was to Enys Gardens to see the bluebells. You’ll have to add it to the list for next year – it’s been on our ‘To Visit’ list for a while s now, but I think it will become a regular.

The Enys Estate has been in the Enys family since the 13th Century. The house is open for special events and is undergoing renovation. It is  The gardens managed by the Enys Trust and are open from April until September. Opening days and times are limited so check the website to plan your visit. The house and gardens play host to pop up events such as the Cornish Food Jam, art exhibitions, craft fairs, and touring theatres. Opening times are extended for the Bluebell Festival in April/May.

Within the 30 acre gardens lie the open meadow known as Parc Lye, where the spring show of bluebells is breath taking; the ponds, where the waterwheel can be found; the flower garden, which is gradually being restored to its former glory; a New Zealand garden, which reflects J.D. Enys’s plant hunting interests, and many woodland areas, which show different types of planting including many remarkable trees.                                                                                    From the Enys Gardens website

We spent a happy few hours here with friends soaking up the sight and scent of the bluebells (wonderful when there are so many together) as well as a few welcome rays of sunshine. Near the newly planted orchard the kids (and adults) found space to run and play. It was a perfect afternoon and I’m already planning to repeat the same again next year.

What you need to know

Parking:  Yes, onsite.
Toilets: Yes.
Cafe: Yes, near the house.
Pushchair suitable? Mostly, with a few steps.
Time: 2 hours or so, or as long as you like.

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