Mums go free at Trewithen Garden on Mothering Sunday, March 15th – an ideal tonic to banish the winter blues.

The garden, in Grampound, between Truro and St Austell, is famed for its breathtaking spring displays – with swathes of colour from hundreds of camellia to the stunning pink blooms of towering magnolia trees. Even the driveway is ablaze, flanked by hundreds of golden daffodils.

There is something to discover at every turn of Trewithen’s level gravelled pathways – champion trees, rare shrubs, exotic ferns, woodland glades and one of the longest and most spectacular lawns in Cornwall.

“The garden is already full of colour and it promises to be an excellent flowering year because of the cold snap we had in February,” said Head Gardener, Gary Long.

This year Trewithen also marks its 300th anniversary. In celebration there is an extra attraction, an exhibition to illustrate the estate’s history from the earliest building works through the creation and development of the garden to its status as an International Camellia Society Garden of Excellence – one of only 40 worldwide (and one of only five accredited in the UK).