Opening to the public on Monday 1st April, the house, a much-cherished home for ten generations of the same family and not normally open to the public, will be available to tour. Guides will lead groups through the house revealing intimate rooms, boasting architectural features unlike anything else in the county, that are filled with fine furniture, objects d'art and paintings collected by the family over nearly three centuries.
Tours of the house are available between 2pm and 4pm on Mondays and Tuesdays until 30th July, running every 30 minutes in groups of 8 to 10. They take approximately 40 minutes and wheelchair access is available.
Outside, guided tours of the gardens' collection of camellias, awarded as an International Camellia Society Garden of Excellence, will be available. The "Camellia Crazy Tour" will be led by Head Gardener Gary Long who will talk about his trip to China following in the footsteps of plant hunters and how they influenced the garden at Trewithen. The tours will take place each Wednesday at 2pm (April only) and will include a Cornish cream tea in the Tea Shop. Tickets cost £25 per person.
Prior booking for all tours is essential. For more information call 01726 883647 or visit www.trewithengardens.co.uk