The Gardens

“It is a real treat in spring to soak up the southerly view... down the long serpentine lawn flanked with colour...” Cornwall Life
Escape and explore…

A beautiful place to visit in Cornwall, there is something to discover at every turn of Trewithen’s level gravelled pathways.  Champion Trees, rare shrubs, exotic fern collections, woodland glades, wildflowers and the longest lawn in Cornwall – just some of the features of a truly beautiful place that our visitors tell us is both inspiring and relaxing.

There are viewing platforms so you can get up close to the floral canopy, a rare camera obscura and a sycamore avenue that is planted with 300 Cornish bred varieties of daffodils, crocus and scillas.

In 2012, Trewithen received the accolade of becoming an International Camellia Garden of Excellence – one of only 39 gardens in the world to have that honour (and 1 of only 5 in the UK).  Thanks to expeditions to Asia, Australasia and North and South America, famous plant-hunters like E H Wilson and George Forrest were able to collect seeds from the wild and bring them back to Trewithen – creating a fine botanic collection of an amazing range of specimens that includes camellias, magnolias, rhododendrons, azaleas, maples and exceptionally rare holly.