Explore and be inspired...
Open from March to September.
March to September, 10:00 - 16:30, Monday- Saturday, (Sundays in March to May)
An historic private Estate boasting one of the loveliest gardens in England. With its magnificent collection of camellias, rhododendrons and magnolias, its wonderfull woodland walks and its heritage family home, Trewithen is a rare and unique Cornish gem.
Whether you are a gardening expert, an enthusiastic amateur or someone simply in search of escape and tranquility, Trewithen's gardens cannot fail to impress. The 18th Century house opens its doors to the public for guided tours on selected days during the season. Passed down through generations of Philip Hawkins' descendants, it remains a much cherished family home.
Trewithen Nursery is open all year round and propogates more than 1500 varieties of top quality, and often rare shrubs,trees and plants, which can be delivered nationwide.
- Who owns Trewithen? Is it RHS, National Trust?
- The Galsworthy family own Trewithen and live there all year round. The estate has been in continuous family ownership for nearly 300 years, descending by marriage through the Hawkins and Johnstone families.
- When is the best time to visit the garden?
- The answer is always: ‘Yesterday or tomorrow'. Trewithen is so diverse, has so much to offer and is so changeable in terms of its appearance that every time you come you will see something new that you may have missed last time. Spring is a riot of colour, especially with the early flowering Magnolias, Rhododendrons and Camellias but the interest continues throughout the summer with the wildlife garden, the rose garden and the water garden and in the autumn the gardens are full of glorious leaf and berry colours, especially from Viburnums and Acers.
- What does RHS recommended mean?
- It means there is limited free entry to RHS members (check with our opening times) and that the gardens are ‘recommended' because they offer inspiration, are of a high standard of design, maintenance and planting.
- Has Trewithen ever featured on film or television?
- Trewithen has been used as a location for episodes of the Wycliffe detective series screened on television and also by a German production company filming two short stories by Rosamunde Pilcher.
- How many staff work in the gardens?
- Head Gardener Gary Long works with one full-time gardener and a small team of volunteers.
“An elegant Georgian mansion built in the 1720s for comfort rather than show and little altered over the centuries. The exotic subtropical garden, created in the Twenties, is one of the loveliest and best-maintained in Cornwall and open all summer.” Telegraph
- Telegraph newspaper
- Dogs allowed
- Plants or shrubs for sale
- Special party rates
- Toilets on site or nearby
- Whole or partial disabled access
- Entertainment for children
- Car and coach park