Beautiful Gardens Cornwall

Bonython Estate Gardens, Helston, Lizard

The beautiful Bonython Estate Gardens near Helston on the Lizard - a great treat for garden lovers

Many of the Cornish Gardens are best before the end of June.  Bonython Garden near Helston on the Lizard is not one of them.
Susan Nathan a 'South African' began creating these gardens in 1999 shortly after buying the estate.
There is a beautiful walled garden in the 'English Style' divided into colourful areas predeominantly in colour themes of blue, purple, yellow and white.
The walled garden leads on to an orchard of ornamental fruit trees within square borders filled with  stunning displays of agapanthus (July). From the orchard you have views of Lake Sue where extensive work has been carried out over recent years.
The orchard leads on to a woodland walk bordered by a stream edged with South African plantings. Further on you will find tree ferns which give a taste of New Zealand.
Back towards the house is the circular silver birch wood where over 150 trees have been planted.

This is a special garden with clever original designs and plantings. It is surely one for your diary.
NOTE - Several Rosamund Pilcher novels were filmed here.

Bonython Estate Gardens 2022 Opening Times click here



  • Telephone: 01326 240550
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  • Street: Cury Cross Lanes
  • Postcode: TR12 7BA
  • City: Helston
  • County: Cornwall


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