Welcome to Trewithen

An historic private estate boasting one of the loveliest gardens in England.

The Gardens will be open from March 1st to June 30th

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 July 2018 (I am not ashamed to say that it was for july 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

The plant of the month for June is… Paulownia tomentosa (The Foxglove Tree) Despite the “Beast from the east” we have a good show of flowers from our “Foxglove”tree. A Chinese native, but introduced via Japan in 1834, grown for either its flowers or foliage. If growing for flowers site in a sheltered frost free […]

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Davidia involucrata bracts

Plant of the month for May is… Our Davidia is now in full flower. Or is it? The “Handkerchiefs” are actually bracts, which are modified leaves. The flower is in the centre of the two ‘Leaves’. Ernest Wilson travelled some 2000 miles only to find the tree he was looking for had been felled! Ours […]

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