Hidden Valley Gardens


Treesmill, Cornwall, PL24 2TU

Tel: +44 7966 230222

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, plant sales, dogs welcome on leads with careful owners. Wheelchair access parking, toilets and garden resting points.

Open daily 20th March - 15th October 10.00 to 5.00, last entry 4.00.

Complimentary tea and coffee is included in the entry price.

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

RHS National Partner Garden of the Year 2023 (voted by the Garden Visitors)

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adults£7.50 per person per day
Under 16'sFree

Ticket price includes complimentary 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 (the last 1.5 miles along a narrow lane with passing places).

Opening Times

2024 (20 Mar 2024 - 15 Oct 2024)