FIVE THINGS TO DO IN CORNWALL ON MOTHER'S DAY

If your mum loves gardens, here's five ideas for where to take her this Mothering Sunday in Cornwall

Enjoy a day out at Heligan

Free entry into The Lost Gardens of Heligan and a free bunch of Fentongollan’s Cornish daffodils awaits every Mum visiting us this Mother’s Day. With so much to see and do, Heligan is a wonder waiting to be explored. Visit the Victorian Productive Gardens where visitors can see the peach house and pineapple pit, explore the historic Thunderbox Room and see the signatures from the gardeners who left to go to war, or take a trip to the jungle and see the many exotic plants. After exploring the gardens, the Heligan Tea Rooms are the perfect place for enjoying a traditional Cornish Cream Tea or a delicious Sunday Roast made with local produce and seasonal ingredients. Heligan garden admission priced at £12.00 for Adults, £10.00 for Seniors and £6.00 for Children. For further information visit .

Enjoy a Garden Lunch at The Vean

Enjoy a delicious 3 course lunch at The Vean followed by complementary garden entry to the Caerhays Castle gardens – a 120 acre springtime wonderland featuring an NCCPG National Magnolia Collection. Lunches are priced at £28.00 per head and the mouth-watering menu of seasonal and local produce includes Smoked Salmon Terrine, Chicken Tarragon, Smoked Mackerel pate, Braised Beef, Shallots and Red Wine, and Fruit Crumble and Lemon Mascarpone Cheesecake. For more information please call Tel: 01872 501310 or email

Visit a National Magnolia Collection

The Woodland Gardens at Caerhays are a real springtime wonder. Camellias, Magnolias and Rhododendrons grow in abundance and are nothing short of spectacular. Gardens entry is priced from £8.00 and as a special Mothering Sunday treat all mums will receive a free Camellia on Mothering Sunday with garden entry. Visitors can also book a special Mother’s Day High Tea within the beautiful grounds of Caerhays castle in the Magnolia Tea Rooms. Offering a selection of exquisite finger sandwiches, an array of little homemade cakes, and butter scones with Boddington's strawberry jam and Cornish clotted cream, all served with a pot of Twinning's tea or a coffee, High Tea is priced at £25 for two and booking is essential. For further information and to book Tickets, Tours or High Tea, please visit: www.caerhays.co.uk or call 01872 501310.

See the new breed of Daffodils at Pentillie

Visitors to Pentillie Castle may catch sight of a newly discovered cultivar of daffodil this Mother's Day, when Pentillie Castle opens its gardens to the public for the first time this spring. The bulb has been verified and named “Pentillie Duke” in honour of Pentillie’s Head Gardener. The first Garden open day of the year is on Mother’s Day on Sunday 15th March when the grounds will open from 12pm – 4pm. After exploring the gardens, why not treat your Mum to a special afternoon tea at Pentillie Castle (£16.50pp booking is advised). Entry to Pentillie is £6 per person (children under 12 free) and dogs on leads are welcome. No booking is required, though visitors are advised to wear suitable footwear. Further details or to pre book cream tea: www.pentillie.co.uk or call 01579 350044.

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Visit the Burncoose Woodland Gardens

Burncoose Nurseries, near Redruth, has free entry its 30 acre woodland gardens all year for 2015. Visitors are welcome to explore the nurseries’ gardens which are at their best during the height of spring and dogs (on a lead) are welcome too making it a great option as a free Mother’s Day out. The gardens offer a wide range of azaleas, magnolias, rhododendron and camellias in flower during spring and early summer, as well as many other rare and unusual, trees, shrubs and flowering bulbs. Burncoose is a wonderful place to visit for those looking to enjoy a free day out at a beautiful spring garden, and is the perfect place for the serious gardening enthusiast too with plants available to buy at the nursery and online – great for treating mum to a little something for the garden. For further information on Burncoose Nurseries and Woodland Gardens please visit www.burncoose.co.uk