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Location, Opening Times and Access
Location of Nurseries
Burncoose Nurseries are situated directly on the main A393 Redruth to Falmouth road between the villages of Lanner and Ponsanooth. The best route to the Nursery from the A30 is via the Scorrier turnoff and then Carharrack on the B3298. Do not go into Gwennap Village or Gwennap Pit
You can also see us on Google Maps here, which you can use to find driving directions from anywhere in the country.
Burncoose Nurseries: Gwennap, Redruth, Cornwall TR16 6BJ
Telephone: +44 (0) 1209 860316 Fax: +44 (0) 1209 860011
Monday - Saturday, 8.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Sunday 11.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
- Plants by Mail Order
- Ample Free Car and Coach Parking.
- Plant nursery.
- 30 Acre Woodland Garden free entry all year.
- Teas and Light Refreshments.
- Conducted Tours by Arrangement
- Trade and Export Suppliers.
- Gardens Planned and Planted.
DISABLED ACCESS TO BURNCOOSE NURSERIES AND GARDEN
1. Wheelchair Users and Other Elderly Visitors
Burncoose unfortunately does not own its own wheelchairs so visitors need to bring their own.
The nursery car park is flat and tarmac covered. There are specially reserved disabled car parking spaces and there is plenty of room for elderly or wheelchair users to alight from their cars very close to the entrance to the nursery.
The disabled toilet has a newly installed ramp and can be found just outside the cash point to the left.
The entrance, cash point and indeed the whole nursery is reasonably flat and, although the whole nursery sales area including the paths through the 6 tunnels is covered with small gravel, it is still perfectly accessible to wheelchair users. It is however probably advisable for wheelchair users to be accompanied during their visit.
The stock garden at the bottom of the historic walled garden has very narrow paths and here there is one fairly steep slope so wheelchair users are advised to avoid this area.
By the standards of many Cornish gardens which are on sloping hills or deep valleys the gardens at Burncoose are fairly flat. All the main pathways are stone based and easily wide enough for wheelchairs although they can be uneven in some places. Elderly and disabled visitors are recommended to keep to the main driveway which runs from the lodge gate down to Burncoose House. This drive is all tarmac and many of the best plants in the garden can be seen from here without venturing onto other paths. Disabled visitors are however best advised only to enter the gardens if accompanied.
On arrival visitors to the garden will be given a map guide from which the most suitable routes can be explained to them. There are quite a number of seats interspersed through the garden and the new 2005 map guide will point out where these are located.
If in any doubt visitors should always seek advice and assistance from Burncoose staff.
C. Tea Rooms
These are easily accessible to wheelchair users although, in very windy and inclement weather they may need assistance with the entrance doors.
2. Visitors With Visual Impairments
In accordance with the Disability Rights legislation the Burncoose website has now been altered to make viewing easier for those with visual impairment.
There is no specific area of the garden at Burncoose which is laid out exclusively as a sensory garden. However many of the plants in the nursery and gardens do have strong scents when they are in flower at particular times of the year. In particular the scented rhododendrons are at their best in the garden in May.
Visitors should ask for help and information on what they may find on arrival. The map guide is in large print and the main plant name labels both in the garden and nursery are hopefully large and clear enough to be read and understood.
Unfortunately we do not as yet have our main signs or garden guide available in braille.
3. Visitors With Hearing Difficulties
Burncoose is unfortunately not yet a large enough visitor attraction to justify the considerable expense of an audio or audiovisual guide to the gardens.