Penrose Water Gardens

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Penrose Water Gardens

Visit the beautiful Penrose Water Gardens - Cornwall's hidden Gem!

Welcome to Penrose Water Gardens, one of Cornwall's loveliest days out and until now also one of Cornwall's best kept secrets. Established for over forty years it is set within a beautiful woodland valley two and a half miles from Truro, in the centre of Cornwall.


Penrose Water Gardens

Normal Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday
8.30am to 4.30pm
10.00am to 4.00pm
The Lily Tearooms PDF Print E-mail

Lily Tea Rooms - at Penrose Water Gardens Cornwall

The Lily Tearooms at Penrose Water Gardens are open to the public seven days a week.

Here you can enjoy delicious refreshments on the beautiful veranda overlooking some of the 40 stunning lily ponds.

The Lily Tearooms serves Lavazza coffees, a wide selection of fresh home-made cakes, Cornish clotted cream teas and light snacks. A Daily Specials board is kept full with dishes such as locally caught sourced Mackerel, Roast Pork with new potatoes and seasonal vegetables and Roasted peppers stuffed with rice and vegetables.

Sunday Roasts available for £8.50 per person - bookings preferred, please call on 01872 222307

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What our customers say PDF Print E-mail

We pride ourselves on providing a wonderful day out here at Penrose Water Gardens;

we enjoy cooking the food that is sold in our Tearooms and hope our customers think the same.

Here are just a few of the comments that have been left in our comments box and on Facebook!


"an idyllic spot - all together a lovely place" Tripadvisor July 2014

"well worth a visit - this cafe is well worth a visit whether rain or shine! It's especially enjoyable on a warm day when you can sit outside or explore the lily ponds! A lovely setting and a good menu with friendly and helpful staff. Service is always good and a great place to relax!!"  Tripadvisor June 2014



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Wildlife PDF Print E-mail

Wildlife at Penrose Water Gardens

Wildlife is a real speciality of Penrose Water Gardens - you can see more on the Wildlife pages, but our regular visitors include many beautiful song-birds, kingfishers, herons, foxes and possibly even the local Otter.

In early summer, dragon and damsel flies and many other varieties of insects are abundant.


Map and Directions for Penrose Water Gardens PDF Print E-mail

Penrose Water Gardens is only 2.2 miles from Truro City and just over a mile from the A30. It may be Cornwall's best kept secret, but its easy to get to!

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