Hidden Valley Gardens


Treesmill, Cornwall, PL24 2TU

Tel: +44 01208 873225

Peter & Tricia Howard


An intimate 3 acre award-winning cottage style garden and specialist plant nursery nestled in a secluded hidden valley in Cornwall. 

There are 26 identified beds and borders that are full of colour from early season to late autumn.  It is a “wonderfully peaceful place to sit and dream amongst the borders/beds” set with herbaceous perennials, shrubs, grasses, and wild flower circles.  There is a pond area with wildlife and bog planting, and a shady Fernery, also Japanese and Mediterranean areas and an Iris Bed. There are large collections of named Crocosmia, Agapanthus and Dahlias (over 100 varieties) and smaller collections of the hardy perennials, such as. primrose, leucanthemum, helenium, astilbe, astrantia, penstemon, salvia, and asters, all labelled.  Some of the plants have been grown from our own seed selections.  In February we have ‘pop-up’ visiting for our collection of snowdrops.  

There are refreshments in the Tea Hut with homemade cakes, plant sales, dogs welcome on leads with careful owners. Wheelchair access parking, toilets and garden resting points.

Open 20th March - 15th October 10.00 to 6.00 (AND from 2020 we are open Tuesdays and Wednesdays, however these are maintenance days and the Garden may be less peaceful with some restrictions - best to come in the mornings on these days). There is a Garden Quiz for the younger persons.

Click on www.hiddenvalleygardens.co.uk for photo gallery.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adults£5.00 per person per day
Pre-Arranged Groups£5.00 per person per day
Under 16'sFree

Ticket includes tea/coffee


Map & Directions

Road Directions

From A390 between St Austell and Lostwithiel, turn onto the B3269 towards Fowey, then right after 200 yards following the signs for 2 miles.

Opening Times

2020 (20 Mar 2020 - 15 Oct 2020)
2021 (20 Mar 2021 - 15 Oct 2021)