Bonython Manor // The Lizard

Bonython Manor - First Lake
Bonython Manor
Bonython Manor gardens
Bonython Manor - Potager garden
Bonython Manor - Walled garden

Country estate located on The Lizard Peninsula comprising of 20-acre garden, farm and woodlands.

Bonython Manor lies close to Cury Cross Lanes on the Lizard peninsula. Although the original estate dates back to the 13th century, many of the trees were planted during the early 19th century, around fifty years after the construction of the present house. Most of these are beech and Monterey pine. Paths wander between the trees, surfaced with pebbles from the nearby Loe Bar beach.

Much of the garden as it is today was planted in recent years. Lawns and shrubs have been laid along the drive and there has been new planting in the walled garden. Some of this area is quite wild in appearance whilst the vegetable garden adds an additional splash of colour.

Beyond the orchard is Lake Joy, which has its own island and resident swans. A second lake has been more recently planted with many South African species of plants, imported by the present owners. The garden is open to the public during the summer months and is being constantly developed by the owners, who have already rescued many of the original features.

Open from April to October on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between the times of 10-00am and 4-30pm.