The Garden - closed
The Garden is now closed until spring 2024.
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.
The garden is open for visitors to explore Monday to Friday from 1 May - 1 September 2023.
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.
- Our Victorian ‘Seagull Seat’, the perfect place to absorb the bay views from the top of the west terraces.
- Exotic succulents nestled among the granite bedrock in the east terraces and west terraces.
- A trip through time in the walled garden, designed by two daughters of the fourth baronet in 1780.