Camilla House

Accommodation for The Discerning Traveller

Find out more about the Camilla House and what is on offer.

The Camilla House is the ideal base for those who wish to explore the rich offerings of West Cornwall and further afield.

Follow the links below to access more information about the Camilla House.

Garden in Penzance

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Camilla House - Gardens Of Cornwall...

One of the many exciting aspects of visiting Cornwall is to see the variety of gardens that are open to the public and observe how they change throughout the seasons. The mild climate provides a fantastic environment for many plants that would not normally be seen outside of their natural habitat.

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  • Morrab
    War memorial (Boer War) in Penzance's Morrab Gardens
  • Morrab Pond
    Morrab Gardens in Penzance are an oasis within the town, here one of the ponds within the gardens
  • Morrab Plants
    Plants within Morrab Gardens
  • Trevarno
    Trevarno gardens are a real treat and are located near Helston, easily reached from the Camilla House
  • Trevarno Terraces
    Trevarno has some lovely old terrace gardens, here been tended in the autumn sunshine
  • Trevarno Autumn
    Autumn colours at Trevarno gardens
  • Trevarno House
    The house at Trevarno has formal lawns to the front where many Peacocks roam
  • Trebah Plants
    Trebah Gardens on the Helford River are home to many species of plants
  • Trebah House
    The many walks down into the valley at Trebah offer views of the house
  • Trebah Valley
    Walking down the valley at Trebah towards Helford River - the many ornamental ponds and footbridge
  • Trebah Fungi
    The walks through the woodlands at Trebah often bring you to hidden surprises, like this fungi growing on an old tree-trunk
  • Trelissick House
    The grand gardens of Trelissick drop down to the River Fal and offer some beautiful woodland walks, here a view back up to the house
  • Trelissick Flowers
    Flowers at Trelissick
  • Trelissick Trees
    Trelissick is in a sheltered position which allows many trees to grow
  • Trengwainton
    Trengwainton is a 25 acre garden just to the north of Penzance (why not walk from Camilla House...) with a variety of plants and tree ferns
  • Trengwainton House
    The house at Trengwainton Gardens is not open to the public but the walk past the terraces overlooking Mount's Bay is well worth the effort
  • Trengwainton Ponds
    With a stream running through the grounds the ponds and ferns are a sanctuary for many species of wildlife as well as plants
  • Trengwainton Walled Gardens
    The restored walled kitchen garden at Trengwainton is a must



To help guests staying at the Camilla House the following is a list of some of the gardens that can be visited - advice is always on hand from Susan and Simon as to the details of visiting and other options available.

Local Gardens

Morrab Gardens - Penzance's own sub-tropical gardens are located within 500m of the Camilla House.

Trewidden Garden - Penzance outskirts - a beautiful display of camellias, magnolias, rhododendrons and tree ferns.

Trereife - Penzance outskirts - classic house set in wonderful gardens with woodland walk and views of Mount's Bay.

Trengwainton - Penzance outskirts - woodland garden with walled gardens holding many surprises.

Trewoofe House Garden – Lamorna, near Penzance – a small but attractive garden, limited opening times – please check the Camilla House.

Chygurno - Lamorna, near Penzance - dramatic cliff edge garden overlooking Lamorna cove - limited opening times.

St.Michael's Mount - Marazion - nestling on terraces around the magical St.Michael's Mount and providing an excellent day out for lovers of unique maritime and sub-tropical plants.

Hardy Exotics - Whitecross (on A30 outside of Penzance) - unusual garden nursery offering an exotic selection of plants for your own garden.

Godolphin House & Gardens - between Penzance & Helston - wonderful house and restored gardens.

Trevarno Estate Gardens - Crowntown, nr Helston - beautiful Victorian / Georgian gardens with bonus of Britain's biggest collection of gardening antiques in purpose built museum.

Further away (but well worth the journey!)

Tresco Abbey Garden - The Isles of Scilly - a day trip option from the Camilla House to see an amazing world-wide collection of sub-tropical plants.

Eden Project - Near St.Austell - something very different in an old china-clay quarry - the world's largest greenhouses are a must see and can be accessed easily by public transport from Penzance.

Trelissick Garden - Near Truro - positioned by the river Fal, stunning collection of azaleas, camellias, magnolias, rhododendrons and tree ferns and a wonderful woodland walk along the river!

Trebah Garden - Near Falmouth - an exotic sub-tropical garden running down to the beautiful Helford River.

Lost Gardens of Heligan - Arguably leaving the best until last. Near St.Austell - 200 acres to explore - Victorian productive gardens and ancient woods make this a special place to visit.