Subtropical Gardens St Ives Cornwall

St Ives Town Gardens: Peace and Tranquility

The climate in St Ives is much more temperate than most of the rest of the UK. It gets far less frost and it rarely snows. Spring comes much earlier too, although the Summers aren't usually scorchingly hot. This sort of weather is perfect for growing subtropical plants, especially in the more sheltered spots.

St Ives has several, wonderfully planted subtropical gardens that are lovely to stroll through, all are free to visit.

St Ives Memorial Gardens

St Ives Memorial Gardens Cornwall

The St Ives Memorial Gardens are found near the St Ives Parish church, just off Market Place. The garden is quite small, but rarely busy. It is a beautiful place to hide away from the hustle and bustle of the town. There is beautiful subtropical planting and it is always well maintained.

At the front of the gardens is the St Ives War Memorial.

Postcode: TR26 1AH (Church)
Nearest Car Park: The Laundrette Car Park
Nearest Loos: Down by the RNLI station on Lambeth Walk.

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Trewyn Subtropical Garden

Trewyn Gardens St Ives Cornwall

Trewyn Subtropical Garden is a lovely little park hidden away behind Fore Street. It is immaculately kept and there are often gardeners working away to keep it looking beautiful.

There is a lovely stretch of lawn in the middle with benches around it.

At the far end there is a sculpture called "Megalith" by John Milne. This was made as a memorial to Barbara Hepworth, whose studio was called Trewyn and is located close by.

The garden overlooks the St Ives Parish Church and it is a peaceful place to sit and listen to the church bells on a Sunday.

Postcode: TR26 1RT
Nearest Car Park: Barnoon Car Park or the Laundrette Car Park
Nearest Loos: Down by the RNLI station on Lambeth Walk.

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The Malakoff Garden

Sitting high above St Ives on the road out towards Carbis Bay is The Malakoff Garden. It isn't quite a lush as the other gardens, but is still a beautiful place to come and sit. If you can get a bench to sit on you will be enthralled by the amazing view across town and St Ives Bay.

Overlooking Porthminster Beach is the Barbara Hepworth statue called Epidaurus.

Postcode: TR26 2BW  (Bus station)
Nearest Car Park: The Station
Nearest Loos: Porthminster Beach

Porthminster Gardens

Behind Porthminster Beach is the lovely Porthminster Gardens. These are beautifully planted with the glorious back drop of Porthminster Beach.

Attached to this is the lovely kitchen garden which supplies Porthminster cafe with herbs and other produce.

Postcode: TR26 2EB (Cafe postcode)
Nearest Car Park: The Station
Nearest Loos: Porthminster Beach

Norway Square Garden

Norway Square Garden St Ives Cornwall

Tucked away on Back Road W opposite the Porthmeor Studios is a tiny garden called Norway Square.

It is incredibly peaceful as it is just off the beaten track.

During the St Ives September Festival people use the garden to read poetry and for live music.

Postcode: TR26 1NG (Porthmeor Studios postcode)
Nearest Car Park: The Sloop
Nearest Loos: The Sloop

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