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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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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Plant of the month for April

This time of year it’s really hard to pick only one plant of the month. But when she is in flower (and to be honest even if she isn’t) Rhododendron faconeri is just simply stunning. This Himalayan species introduction is usually credited to Sir Joseph hooker in 1850 but it seems likely that a Colonel […]

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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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