Created by the Bolitho family in the mid 19th Century on a site that is thought to be one of Cornwall’s oldest open cast mines, today the 15 acre garden is home to a nationally acclaimed collection of Magnolias, Camellias and Tree Ferns and open to the public from late February to September.
As one of the Great Gardens of Cornwall, Trewidden is enchanting during Spring when hundreds of Camellias and Magnolias put on a fabulous display of blooms, normally beginning around Christmastime and lasting well into early Summer as the different varieties come into flower.
Summer sees a growing collection of plants including hydrangeas and herbaceous specimens providing more colour in areas such as in the walled garden, which still contains some old mining artefacts as well traditional garden structures such as curates vineyards.
Aiming to cater for all, children will enjoy completing the free Trewidden trail giving parents time to quietly wander around the garden, dogs are also very welcome. Finish off your walk with a relaxing cream tea or light lunch in the tearoom.
More information including details of group visits and guided walks with Head Gardener Richard Morton is available on the Trewidden Garden website.