Are you looking for a wild getaway in Cornwall? Look no further as Penzance is home to the Tanglewood Wild Garden. Tanglewood Wild Garden is a 9-acre natural garden and woodland boasting four ponds. The dog-friendly gardens are kept as natural and 'wild' as possible. Get in touch with nature with the considerate planting of native trees and plants interspersed with rare exotic species, which is ideal for attracting butterflies and bees. Tanglewood is a place where humans and nature coexist. Brambles, nettles, and thistles aren't considered weeds but rather an important habitat and food for birds, animals, and insects.
Tanglewood consists of four different ponds. The first pond is a round pond which is surrounded by willow and poplar trees. The second pond is the bridge pond which is surrounded by a mix of alder trees. The third pond is a kingfisher pond. The fourth pond is called the golden pond. These ponds have attracted an assortment of birds, including Mallards, Canadian geese, Moorhens, Coots, Kingfisher, Heron, and Swallows and Martins.
Additionally, there is an abundance of waterlife insects and amphibians such as Dragonflies, Damselflies, Frogs, Toads, Newts, Lizards. In order to keep the gardens as natural as possible, the owners have decided to make the garden non-commercialized. However, there is a cake hut that provides refreshments to visitors.
If you are a dog owner, you would be delighted to know that dogs are welcome on leads.
The garden is difficult to traverse for disabled and wheelchairs due to steep, uneven, natural trails through the woods. However, the Tanglewood Gardens caters to disabled access. You can contact the gardens through phone or email in advance so that they can make the necessary arrangements for your visit
As the ponds are sufficiently deep, it is necessary for children under 16 years old to be accompanied by an adult.