On the Lizard peninsular, the gardens offer and excitement and surprises with colour and interest in all seasons.
Set in the grandeur of the Georgian manor there is much to explore – an eighteenth century walled garden with colour-themed herbaceous borders, a Potager with picking flowers, ornamental vegetables and orchard and through parkland you come to a series of lakes in a valley.
Vibrant colours from the hot, South African summer garden, an exotic mysterious quarry lake, Bonython Estate Gardens is a great visit in spring with tulips, traditional rhododendrons, azaleas and many spring bulbs
Open between March and September but check for opening times www.bonythonmanor.co.uk
(19 miles from Penzance)