Private Tea Tours by appointment only
9:00 – 17:00
Monday – Friday
Closed at Weekends
Tregothnan is the pioneer of the UK’s first tea plantations and has been home to the Boscawen family since 1334. Tregothnan opens its gates to the private botanical garden for one weekend every year and all the proceeds go to charity. Keep an eye on our website for more details.
Tea and Orchard Tours of the tea plantations are available available all year round. This is a special experience for anyone with a passion for tea, rare fruits or simply a love of the great outdoors and unrivalled views.
Shop open to the public Monday to Friday
Get swept up in the magic of the largest tea gardens in Europe. The sheer scale of the landscape on view is breath-taking. Guests are always intrigued with this aspect of the living Tregothnan estate and how the landscape here has been cared for and managed for nearly 700 years.
The areas you will visit include the Halwyn, Coombe and Vounder tea gardens as well the hidden valley jungle garden, Kea Plum, and rare apple orchards. You will also take in glorious views over the 18-metre deep Fal River at the centre of the Humphry Repton designed landscape.
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 foliage’s 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.