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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September’s “Plant of the Month”

Is…. Schima wallichii var khasiana One of our champion trees here. It forms an impressive back drop and focal point in Skilton bay. A large evergreen tree with lush dark green almost tropical looking foliage. It should be ground in more gardens purely as a foliage plant. A member of the Theaceae family it bears […]

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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 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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