Trebah Garden

Trebah Garden has been rated as one of the best 80 gardens in the world. The sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop is the result of 180 years of inspired and dedicated creation. The garden was planted by Charles Fox in 1831 and has been compared to a Himalayan valley – a description which it deserves more than any other place in England. 

Discover the magic of this beautiful valley garden, explore under canopies bursting with exotic blooms and follow vibrant tunnels of colour that cascade down to Trebah’s secluded beach on the Helford River. 

Offering a year-round experience the garden comes alive in early spring with a colourful array of 100-year-old rhododendrons, magnolias and camellias. In summer the giant gunnera is a magical sight for all to see, and in Autumn, Hydrangea Valley casts clouds of china blue and soft white across the Mallard Pond. In winter their spectacular champion trees dominate the landscape while families of friendly robins greet you bravely as you explore the winding pathways, which amount to over 4 miles in length. 

With adventure play areas, children’s trails and special events all year round, including open-air performances in the new amphitheatre, Trebah is a family and dog-friendly garden.

Mediterranean and southern hemisphere plants intermingle with Trebah’s groves of huge Australian tree ferns and palms. A giant plantation of gunnera and clumps of huge bamboos give this garden a unique and exotic wildness matched by no other garden in the British Isles. The award-winning visitor centre houses a distinctive restaurant with a Mediterranean-style terrace, plant and gift shops.

Debbie loves...

As well as being a stunning garden to visit to enjoy the amazing plants, I love the fact that they cater for families and children with events and trails to keep the little ones amused. I have been lucky enough to attend a couple of their garden walking performances which were truly amazing.  A garden with a beach at the end is always a bonus.

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