Trewithen House and Gardens will mark its 300th anniversary as it re-opens to the public on Sunday 1 March.
As if in celebration, 2015 promises to be an excellent flowering year, substantially helped by the frosty weather Cornwall experienced at the beginning of February.
Already Magnolia and Camellia are blooming throughout the garden’s acres of woodland, lawns and glades. The Rhododendron and Azalea are close behind.
There is an extra attraction this year – an exhibition to illustrate and celebrate the estate’s three centuries.
Trewithen has remained in the same family since 1715, passing through the male bloodline, changing name through marriage only twice. The exhibition features moments from the family’s history – triumphs, tragedies and even a moment of indiscretion. It outlines the history and development of the garden from its beginnings as a wooded park, through the influence of the plant hunting era, to its sculpted, expertly designed 21st century beauty.
Trewithen’s owner, Michael Galsworthy, said: “I’m honoured to have been a part of Trewithen’s 300 year story and look forward to opening the house and gardens during the spring and summer months to share our history and beautiful grounds with visitors. The actual anniversary is in June, when we plan to have a celebration to mark the occasion.”
Trewithen Gardens will be open daily from Sunday, March 1, until Tuesday, June 30 from 10am until 4.30pm and on August Bank Holiday Monday from 2pm until 5pm. Tours of the house are available every Monday and Tuesday between 2pm and 4pm from March 1st until June 30th and August Bank Holiday Monday.