Welcome to Trewithen

The House is now CLOSED for a restoration and alteration project.

The Gardens will however be OPEN from 1st of March to the 30th of June 2020.

              The Tea Shed will be open from the 1st of March to 30 June 10am to 4pm 7 days a week, closing on a Monday and Tuesday from 1st July – 30th October 2020.

Home to the same family for more than 300 years and an International Camellia Garden of Excellence, Trewithen’s horticulture, Champion Trees, intriguing pathways and unexpected treasures are both memorable and exceptional. 



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Plant of the month for August

Plant of the month for August is… Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Europa’ Hydrangeas sometimes get forgotten about and can be seen as “Common” but is the right setting these shrubs are a hard working, reliable and beautiful addition to the garden. ‘Europa’ is a small, compact shrub with the added bonus of large lush green leaves. The […]

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Plant of the month for July 2019 (I am not ashamed to say that it was for July 2018 and 2017 as well!)

Rhododendrons at Trewithen Gardens in Cornwall

Rhododendron nuttallii This maybe a bit predictable but she is my favourite rhododendron! Ever! As a famous beer commercial once said “Probably the best Rhododendron in the world?” ! I would add “Probably the best Rhododendron in the world ever and if you don’t agree you are wrong!” This absolutely stunning Rhododendron, my personal favourite […]

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Plant of the month for June

Cornus kousa var. chinensis. This wonderful small tree/large shrub is now in its full glory. The whole plant is smothered in white bracts (modified leaves giving the impression of large flowers). Their sheer weight transforms this fairly upright specimen into a weeping form.

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