Please book ahead of your visit - tickets available 8 weeks in advance. Click here to book online
PLEASE NOTE: Combi tickets are only available on Thursdays and Fridays when the garden is open
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The Garden

The garden is open on Thursday and Friday from 14th July until 30th September

This beautiful, fragile, terraced garden was designed in 1878 for Sir John St Aubyn, (later the 1st Lord St Levan ) and would have delighted his family of eleven people.

​Aloes and Agave rear out of the bedrock, Tulbaghia's  wave their delicate heads, and binding threads of rosemary, lavender and Lampranthus tumble down the terraces. Come and experience life beyond the castle walls...

Stroll among the steep, sloping terraces and you’ll spot all manner of unlikely plants, which thrive in this curiously mild microclimate. Despite the gales and salty winds that you’d expect here, frosts are a rarity and the rock acts as a gigantic radiator – absorbing the heat by day and releasing it at night

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To visit the garden terraces, you’ll need to book a ticket online by clicking here.

This ticket will give you access to the island itself, the garden terraces and walled garden, and the shops, cafes, and lawns.

The garden is open on Thursdays and Fridays until 30th September, so please check and book your ticket prior to visiting to avoid disappointment.

If you’d also like to visit the castle if you are visiting on a Thursday or Friday, you can book a combi ticket by clicking here.