South lawn

View to south front of the house

Trewithen in the snow

Camellia x williamsii 'Donation'

South lawn vista

East side of the house

Trewithen parkland

Ceanothus arboreus 'Trewithen Blue'

Magnolia fountain

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Opening Times:

March 1st to June 30th, 10:00 - 16:30 - 7 days a week

Nr Truro,

t:01726 883647
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Dogs allowed.
Special party rates.
Plants or Shrubs for sale
Whole or partial disabled access.
Car or coach park.
Toilets on site or nearby.
Entertainment for children.

About Trewithen

For Plant sales – please see web site.

An historic private Estate boasting one of the loveliest gardens in England. With its magnificent collection of camellias, (One of 39 gardens in the world recognised as an International Camellia society “Garden of Excellence” rhododendrons and magnolias, its wonderful 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 tranquillity, 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.



  • Who owns Trewithen? Is it RHS, National Trust?
  • When is the best time to visit the garden?
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  • Has Trewithen ever featured on film or television?
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