Summer Garden Sessions at The Alverton Hotel

Win a luxury stay at The Alverton in Cornwall and tickets to The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Fancy a two night stay in a Cornish luxury hotel? Including a hearty Cornish breakfast both mornings and three-course dinner for two on one evening? PLUS two tickets to The Lost Gardens of Heligan? Of course you do.

Opens June 16, 2021 4:54 pm
Closes July 19, 2021 11:59 pm

The Alverton, a romantic, four-star hotel in Cornwall, is offering one reader the chance to win a two-night stay for two in a Junior Suite. This Grade II-listed former convent in the cathedral city of Truro simply oozes charm with its own bell tower, original flagstone flooring, stained-glass windows, ivy-clad walls and stunning archways uncovering hidden hideaways.


Just a short stroll from Truro’s magnificent cathedral and the thrum of the Cornish capital’s busy streets, the historic hotel offers 53 en-suite guest bedrooms, including garden view rooms and sumptuous suites, complete with their own free-standing bathtubs. All rooms celebrate the original features of the 19th-century building, complemented by bespoke contemporary furnishings, king-sized beds and wide-screen TVs.

The Courtyard at The Alverton Floral Suite

It’s an ideal getaway for anyone looking to relax and unwind, and enjoy some delicious cuisine prepared using the finest foraged, fished and farmed Cornish ingredients in the two AA-rosette Alverton restaurant.

It’s also perfectly placed for exploring Cornwall’s beautiful south coast and some of the county’s most stunning gardens, including Glendurgan, Trelissick, Trebah and the wonderful Lost Gardens of Heligan. Part of the Tremayne family estate near St Austell, the gardens at Heligan date back to the 18th century but were lost to time and brambles in the years following the First World War, when at least nine of the estate’s 22 gardeners were killed in the fighting. In 1990 the 200 acres were re-awakened by the creator of the Eden Project, Tim Smit, and became Europe’s largest garden restoration project. The gardens are now open every day, apart from Christmas Day, and two tickets to this magical place are also included in the prize. Find out more about the gardens at

Competition prize includes

  • A two-night stay for two at The Alverton Hotel in a Junior Suite, including a hearty Cornish breakfast both mornings.
  • A three-course dinner for two on one evening.
  • Two tickets to The Lost Gardens of Heligan.

How to enter

For your chance to win, answer the question below (scroll down…)

Closing date 11.59pm, 19 July 2021. Terms and conditions (below) apply.

Special reader offer

If you’re not lucky enough to win our prize you can save on a Cosy Cornish Retreat at The Alverton over the winter months, from £139* per couple, per night, for award-winning accommodation, full Cornish breakfast, a two-course dinner and a Cornish cream tea to share. For more details or to book, please call 01872 276633, quoting Gardens Illustrated, or visit

Terms and conditions

Entrants must be UK residents, aged 18 or over. Prize based on two people sharing, valid for six months from the nomination of winner, excluding Christmas, New Year, Easter and Bank Holidays, and subject to availability. *Price, based on two people sharing a Classic Room, valid from 1 November 2021 to 28 February 2022 (excluding 24 December 2021 to 2 January 2022 and Valentine’s Day), subject to availability of allocated rooms.

Competition question

Heligan is the Cornish name for which tree?

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