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Antony Woodland Garden

Antony Garden
Garden Overview

Antony’s beautiful setting is a Repton landscape with formal gardens near the house, green vistas to the tidal river Lynher edged by the informal tranquil Antony Woodland Garden. Walking around this "undiscovered" Cornish garden, has been described as visiting "Camellia Heaven".

The Woodland Garden consists of the older "Wilderness", with plantings of camellias, rhododendrons, magnolias and other ornamental trees and shrubs, and "Westdown" – a sheltered valley where massed camellias, planted since 1940, provide a dark glossy under-storey from which "torches" of Asiatic magnolias rise - their falling tepals mixing with the colourful camellias beneath.

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Sir Richard Carew Pole says - "Each generation has loved the place - I see one’s job as handing it down to the next generation looking even better than when it was handed down to me."

Our Camellias

Camellia japonica 'Blackburniana'Antony contains the ever expanding NCCPG "National Collection of Camellia japonica".

Every plant, including over 2,400 camellias, is recorded on our plant database with detailed descriptions including accession number, source, planting dates and individual photographs. The position of each plant is mapped.

A booklet for students and hard copies of the records are available to view as well as the International Camellia Register. Specialist guided walks and a "Camellia Day" are undertaken annually and there are opportunities to learn more, for example, propagating and planting on "Meet the Gardener" days.

Contact Details

Antony Woodland Garden
Carew Pole Garden Trust, Ferry Lane, Torpoint, Cornwall, UK, PL11 2QA
Tel: 01752 815303


Visitor information

Opening Times

February 15th - October 31st
10.30am – 5pm
Tues, Weds, Thur, Sat & Sun
Bank Holiday Mondays & 
Good Friday

Single Ticket - £8

Season Ticket - £30 (gives unlimited entrance while the garden is open for two adults and up to two children under 16)

Children under 16 free

Best Time to Visit

March and May


Antony Woodland Garden
Ferry Lane
PL11 2QA
United Kingdom
+44 07973 763546 (Garden Warden)


Disabled access
Picnic area

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