From gardens, to wildlife, art to eating, there's plenty going on in Cornwall in February


Get out into the garden

The 19th Century Caerhays Woodland Gardens reopens on 16 February and makes a perfect winter walk.


The Grade II Listed Woodland Gardens span 120 acres and are home to a NCCPG National Magnolia Collection. Caerhays Woodland Gardens are a real springtime wonder with endless paths and walkways surrounded by camellias, magnolias and rhododendrons growing in abundance, as well as the world famous x williamsii Camellias.

Caerhays still has many original plants collected in China, by the intrepid plant hunters in the early 1900s Ernest Wilson and George Forrest, whose work was partly funded by J C Williams of Caerhays. These plants grow alongside the modern hybrids bred by the Williams family who have owned the estate for nearly 150 years. A glorious winter woodland walk.

Garden admission £8 adults / £7 seniors / £4 children (5-16 years). Children under 5 free. £2 discount for PL25, PL26, TR1 or TR2 postcodes.

Land’s End Photography weekend


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Winter is a great time to take landscape photographs so join professional photographer - and Cornwall Life regular - David Chapman for this Photography Weekend at the stunning Land’s End.

Go hurling

The Feast of St Ives celebrates the anniversary of the consecration of the Parish Church of St Eia in 1434 AD on the first Monday after 3 February when you can enjoy a rare chance to watch the game of Hurling the Silver Ball, a centuries-old form of rugby.

The Hurling of the Silver Ball is one of Cornwall’s oldest customs dating back more than a millennium.

9 February

Newlyn Arts Festival

As part of 2014’s Newlyn Arts Festival, four artists took up residence in the Newlyn, creating work in various locations throughout the village, including Lewis’s Fish & Chip Shop, The Swordfish pub and The Fishermen’s Mission. The work they created is now exhibited in the Studio Cafe at Newlyn Art Gallery.

13 January - 7 March 2015

View some glorious art

Head to Penlee House Art Gallery and drink in the area’s unique, rich cultural heritage of West Cornwall incorporating the historic collections of Penzance Town Council, Penwith District Council and Newlyn Art Gallery.

Penlee House Gallery and Museum

Morrab Road

Penzance TR18 4HE

Get making

Cornwall Wildlife Trust offers a wide range of fantastic courses and workshops for young and old, expert and beginner and this month is no different. Join the Wild Lizard Ranger to give our birds a helping hand by making your own bird box and bird feeders to help Cornwall’s native feathered friends to prepare for spring. Booking is essential. The event is free but there is a charge of £3 per birdbox that is taken away.

17 February 10am - 12noon