Welcome to Trewithen

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

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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Next generation prepares to take the reins at Trewithen

Camellia Isadora

The tenth generation of the same family is preparing to take responsibility for Trewithen, one of the oldest and most beautiful estates in Cornwall. Sam Galsworthy, eldest son of Michael Galsworthy, and his wife, Kitty, will become increasingly involved in the day-to-day running of the house, gardens and extensive grounds this summer – a year […]

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Hands on learning is a breath of fresh air for the children of Probus School


With one of the loveliest gardens in the country on their doorstep, the lucky pupils of Probus Primary School are able to get hands on experience when learning about nature.  Last week all 92 Key Stage 1 pupils visited Trewithen Gardens to kick start their summer term topics.  Reception pupils are focusing on insects, mini-beasts […]

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Plant of the month for April

Plant of the month for April '

My plant of the month for April is … Rhododendron arboreum ‘Blood Red’ This confused “Early then cold then a bit late” season has done nothing to deter this plant. R.arboreum ‘ Blood Red’ has to be seen to be believed.  Striking “Blood Red” flowers completely cover the shrub/small tree. Ours was hidden behind a […]

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