Local Parks and Gardens

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The best way to enjoy Cornwall is outdoors

Cornwall’s gorgeous temperate climate is best enjoyed outside! And even when visiting our Great Little City you’ll find pockets of greenery everywhere, perfect for soaking up a little peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of city life. 

Venture a little out of the city centre and that rolling countryside really starts to open up.  Find acres of glorious woodland to get lost in for a while, walking trails snaking through some of the most beautiful National Trust land and gardens and lovely independent gardens that have been here for decades, maturing over the years to little slices of paradise. 

Handy guide

Wild Truro

Use this handy guide and follow the walking trails to discover all the lovely open spaces and budding blooms that Our Great Little City has to offer- printed versions of the guide are also available in our Visitor Information Centre.

Our Parks and Truro:

Boscawen Park

The favourite park of Truro’s children, here you will find the refurbished children’s natural play area with swings, slides, climbing equipment and sandpits.

Daubuz Moor

Offering a haven to wildlife within minutes of the city centre, the land known as Daubuz Moors was given to the citizens of Truro in 1977 to celebrate the Queen’s Silver Jubilee.

Furniss Island

Named after the popular Cornish biscuit company which once ran its factory in Truro overlooking this green area.

Glasteinan Woods

Nestled behind the Beechwood Parc housing estate, the Glasteinan Woodland is a small section of semi-native broadleaved woodland.

National Trust Trelissick

Trelissick House and Garden are positioned in one of the most spectacular locations with stunning views looking over the Fal River and towards Falmouth.

Penrose Water Gardens

Penrose Water Gardens was established 45 years ago within a woodland valley on the outskirts of Truro in Cornwall. Includes 6 acres of marshland and woodland with over 40 lily ponds.

Trevince Estate Gardens

Trevince is a private country estate in the heart of Cornwall. It is open for booked groups of 12+ visitors to enjoy a stroll around their 18th century Walled Garden.

Trewithen Garden and House

Trewithen Gardens and House has been the home of the Hawkins Family since 1715. These internationally renowned gardens have a collection of rare trees and shrubs.

Victoria Gardens

Victoria Gardens is a hidden gem in Truro city centre. It is laid out on a steep south facing slope and is typical of late 19th century style of trees and shrubs.