Fox Rosehill Gardens

Fox Rosehill Gardens are located discreetly off Melvill Road. This peaceful sub tropical garden is a legacy from the Fox family who gave part of the garden for public enjoyment at the end of the Second World War. Many varied species from Australia, New Zealand and South America have been successfully introduced to the mild Cornish climate, including Lemon, Banana and Eucalyptus Trees, Bamboos, Agaves and a wide variety of Palms.

Sea captains brought back many of the plants from various parts of the globe for the Fox family, or from Kew Gardens when excess plant material was produced. It was common practice for Kew to offer plants to large private gardens such as Fox Rosehill.The gardens have been awarded the national Green Flag Award status in recognition of the work in the gardens in environmental protection and enhancement. The gardens open day held usually on the first Saturday in June has proved to be a huge success and has now become part of the annual calendar of events in Falmouth. A plant sale, rustic craft demonstration and children’s entertainment provide a fun packed family day.

Visiting Information

Free entry
Open all year

Dogs only allowed on a lead

How to get here

The gardens are a 5-10 minute walk from the seafront, town centre, the Maritime Museum or Gyllyngvase Beach.

The Maritime Line runs a twice hourly service between Truro and Falmouth. Falmouth Town stop is a convenient 5 mins walk away.

Nearest public parking is available at Gyllyngvase Beach or Grove Place both 5-10 min walk away.