Caerhays Castle, which is owned by the Williams family, is located in a sheltered valley overlooking Porthluney Cove on the south Cornish coast equidistant from Truro and St Austell.
The surrounding parkland and woodland gardens were created in the main from the discoveries of the plant hunters in China shortly after the turn of the 20th century. Since then a great deal of hybridisation work and especially the creation of the first x williamsii camellias, has taken place at Caerhays to create the extensive woodland gardens which visitors can admire and enjoy today. Caerhays is very much a spring garden and is at its best in March, April and May. The castle, where the family still live, is only open for more limited periods so please do check opening times carefully by visiting the 'Visitor Information and Opening Times' page.