Penrose Water Gardens was established 45 years ago within a woodland valley on the outskirts of Truro in Cornwall.
Of marshland and woodland with over 40 lily ponds and informal nature ponds all fed by natural springs.
Varieties of plants from our amazing water lilies and marginal plants to oxygenating and floating aquatic plants.
The milder climate in Cornwall and protected valley enables the ponds, wildlife and fauna to thrive.
Throughout the gardens you will find well stocked ponds brimming with hundreds of varieties of plants from our amazing water lilies and marginal plants to oxygenating and floating aquatic plants.
Throughout the gardens there are a number of seating areas for you to enjoy and watch the wildlife including the resident kingfishers, moor hens and ducks.
An award winning Truro restaurant. Penrose Kitchen serves the very best of local and home grown produce in the beautiful surroundings of tranquil lily ponds.
Penrose Water Gardens
From Truro: Drive North out of Truro up Kenwyn Hill on the B3284 towards Shortlanesend. As you approach the village look out for the brown sign on the left for Penrose Water Gardens. Turn down School Hill, through leafy lanes, fork right and carry along until you see the entrance straight ahead.
From A30: Take B3284 to Shortlanesend. Proceed through the village, past the shop until you reach a mini double roundabout. Immediately after the roundabout, turn right at the sign for Penrose Water Gardens. Continue down School Hill, through leafy lanes, fork right at Penrose Water Garden sign and carry along until you see the entrance straight ahead.
Open all year daily from 10-4. Please follow us on social media for any changes to this. Due to the weather it may be necessary for us to close the gardens in winter due to excess surface water and flooding on the paths.
Pop up cafe – Temporarily closed.
Plant sales by appointment or weekends 11-4