The Rhododendrons, formerly known as deciduous azaleas, are looking particularly good, as they are known to flower much earlier in the year. At their peak now, they are providing an abundance of colour throughout the award-winning gardens.

Trewithen's Head Gardener, Gary Long, has been tracking the flowering patterns. He said: "Unlike the past 20-25 years, there has been a trend with the Rhododendrons flowering earlier and earlier, but having them in full bloom in June is actually text book timing.

"We are seeing "proper" seasons again with cold winters and milder summers which we haven't had for decades, and the result is the plants are in flower later this year."

Garden highlights also include an abundance of colour and perfume in the Rose Garden, the first of its kind in Cornwall, as well as lush new growth of the trees as a backdrop.

Trewithen Garden is open to the public daily from 10am to 4.30pm until September 30th. Local TR2 postcode discounts are available. For more information, visit or call 01726 883647.

Ends 11 June 2012

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