The Wildlife

The Home area of the Trewithen Estate is a haven for wildlife.  Surrounded by organic farmland, a variety of species thrive here with many sightings made by staff and visitors alike.  These include roe deer, otters, brown hares and a wide range of wild birds from great spotted woodpeckers to lesser spotted woodpeckers, green woodpeckers, little grebes, sparrowhawks, buzzards, barn and tawny owls, swallows, song thrush, willow warblers, finches and house sparrows, to name but a few – all of which reside at or visit the gardens and the surrounding area.

Head Gardener Gary Long has also created a wildlife garden to attract indigenous animals and insects to the garden, whilst the recent project to re introduce red squirrels to Trewithen has provided visitors with the chance to see this rare, traditional native breed in their natural habitat.