Headland Garden

Headland Garden

3 Battery Lane, Polruan, PL23 1PW
Tel: (01726) 870243

Overlooking the mouth of the Fowey Estuary

Headland Garden is set in one of the most idyllic situations in Britain, on the eastern side of the estuary of the River Fowey, above Polruan, with spectacular views over open sea to Gribbin Head, Dodman Point and on a clear day, the Lizard Peninsula.

The cliff garden is carved out of layers of rock, but despite the regular buffeting from the South West winds, there is colour at most times of the year.

On the wooded river side there is a path with a flight of 100 steps down to the cove below, where visitors may swim if they wish.

There are paths and stone seats tucked amongst the many sub-tropical plants, where you will get plenty of ideas for your own seaside garden.

The garden has been the subject of numerous gardening programmes and gardening books and was also the setting for the film "Stolen Hours" made in 1963.

The garden was the creation of Jean and John Hill from 1974. Sadly Jean Hill died in August 2015. The house was sold and Headland Garden is no longer open to the public.


At the seaward end of Polruan overlooking the estuary.

Now Closed

Fowey       Polruan