A National Trust garden set across three valleys to lose yourself in. Big leaves and exotic flowers survive in the jungle like lower valley and sun loving specimens enjoy the upper banks. This is a must visit in Spring where thousands of wild-flowers carpet the sloping sides of the steep valley.
Wandering through the garden leads down to the unspoilt hamlet of Durgan on the Helford river- a place to watch birds and boats, skim stones and build sandcastles.
(27 miles from Penzance)