Visitors to Trewithen Gardens, near Truro, are in for a treat this half term as more flowers are in bloom then ever before.


The wet summer last year left much to be desired but it has stimulated extra flowering this year, particularly with the rhododendrons.


Head Gardener, Gary Long, said:  “I believe we are having the best flowering season here at Trewithen for years.   The rhododendrons are looking absolutely fantastic and on a warm day their scent fills the air.”


As well as the main paths that wind through the 30-acre woodland garden, there are a number of explorer trails that children, and adults alike, can follow gaining a close up view of the historic trees, exotic ferns and rare shrubs that grow there.


Elsewhere, Trewithen’s red squirrels can be seen in their specially built enclosure, a children’s play area is located by the Tea Shop and Plant Centre and Trewithen House is open for tours on Mondays and Tuesdays from 2-4pm.


Trewithen Gardens is open daily from 10am – 4.30pm, children under 12 go free and a discount for locals is available to residents of Cornwall (proof of residence is required).