Make a Day of It
Garden by appointment only
9:00 – 17:00
Monday – Friday
Closed at Weekends
Garden tours by appointment only 24 hours notice required
Shop open to the public Monday to Friday
Private garden tours available by here
Tregothnan is the pioneer of the UK’s first tea plantations and has been home to the Boscawen family since 1335. Our private historic gardens and arboretum are the largest in Cornwall and may only be visited by prior appointment. The estate, however, will open its gates for the UK’s largest garden opening for charity in April 2016. Keep an eye on our website for more details.
Everything we do here at Tregothnan brings us back to the magnificent botanical garden. It provides us with produce and inspiration; our range of teas and herbal infusions are grown here, our Manuka and wildflower honeys are produced here, our seasonal British flowers and foliages are sourced here. Tregothnan is unequalled, offering a diversity of plants and trees, rare collections, sweeping vistas and peaceful secluded groves.
Tregothnan is an official ‘safe site’ for the keeping of rare or endangered trees from all over the world. The garden holds some ‘Red Book’ endangered plants and trees which are larger than any remaining in the wild. Plants from trips to Japan and South America in 2007 add excitement to the garden.
Tregothnan is home to the world’s only surviving travelling greenhouse, an original Wardian Case, as well as the fascinating Wollemi pine or ‘Dinosaur tree’ – a prehistoric species thought to be extinct until discovered in an Australian valley in 1994.
During private tours, a passionate member of our gardening team discusses the fascinating history of the garden, its impressive collections and exciting plans for the future, plus finishing with a decadent Cornish cream tea.