Quite simply the best time of year to see Boconnoc in bloom

For a select few dates a year we open our gardens up so that everyone can enjoy the miraculous beauty of the wonderful blooms at Boconnoc. The gardens play host to a wide variety of flowers and plants with the highlights being several varieties of rhododendron, azalea and magnolia.

The ever so pretty Dorothy Garden is where you will start your journey, overflowing with dainty blossom, winding walkways and unfurling magnolia petals. Take a moment to sit in the sunshine and admire the ornate water fountain and tranquility, this is one of our favourite spots. 

Through the shrubbery vast trees tower over budding azaleas and camellia bushes, peppered with different varieties. Through the trees you will find a shady spot to sit and ponder in front of the pond bursting with colour. 

Explore the 18th century Bath House which at this time of year is showered with a natural confetti from the camellia tree which sits above it. Originally a swimming pool, this unique feature now takes centre stage as a dramatic setting for wedding ceremonies. 

A few steps from the Bath House you will find the Stewardry Walk. A vibrant explosion of colour, springtime is simply the best time to wander this particularly dramatic pathway. Fuchsia pinks, pastel lilacs and burnt oranges are in abundance through the paths and at every turn. 

There are four dates across April and May where the gardens are open to raise money for charity:

Sunday 28th April | 2-5pm | raising funds for Braddock Church

Monday 6th May | 2-5pm | open in aid of the National Garden Scheme

Sunday 19th May | 12-5pm | Open Gardens & Dog Show – raising money for Children’s Hospice South West

Sunday 26th May | 2-5pm | raising money for Marie Curie

Refreshments will be available in the Stable Yard, we hope to see you there.