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 March

The plant of the month for March 2018 is… Rhododendron spinuliferum This unusual species originates in South Yunnan, China. I saw it growing on the side of roads, embankments and footpaths while travelling through Yunnan In February 2012. The leaves are bristly with the orange flowers pointing upwards. The shrub tends to be quite leggy […]

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Plant of the month for February is…

Edgeworthia chrysantha Not sure why i haven’t nominated this shrub before. She is a stunner. The clusters of heavily scented yellow flowers nod and fill the air during late winter. The flowers are coated in white/silvery hairs which is an added attraction during the long winter months. I took this photo in Shanghai in February […]

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The first plant of the month for 2018 is…

Places to visit in Cornwall - Trewithen Gardens

Camellia saluenensis ‘Trewithen Red’. A dark form of the species C. saluenensis which was introduced by George Forrest, from Yunnan China, in 1918. Named for many a year here at Trewithen as C. saluenensis ‘Dark Form’ the name ‘Trewithen Red’ was first used in the 1973-1974 Southdown nurseries catalogue (now the world famous Burncoose nurseries) […]

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