Address: Trewithen Gardens, Grampound Road, Truro, Cornwall, TR2 4DD
Phone Number: 01726 883647
Opening Hours: Current opening times.
Trewithen is an historic, privately-owned Cornish estate with RHS recommended gardens located between Truro and St Austell just off the A390.
The house was rebuilt in 1715 has been owned and lived in by same family since then. The exterior of the house remains virtually unchanged since the rebuilding. Guided tours of the house are available on selected days.
The 30 acres of woodland gardens feature many species extracted from exotic locations around the world. Among the plants are number of rare species including azaleas, camellias, magnolias, maples, rhododendrons and some exceptionally rare holly. Other attractions of the gardens include 20 champion trees (being either the tallest or broadest of their type in Britain), plus wildflowers, roses, woodland glades, a fern collection and the longest lawn in Cornwall. There is also an exhibit detailing the history of the gardens with a number of historic gardening artefacts, a Camera Obscura (a darkened room fitted with an external viewing device which projects an image into the room) and a memorial garden with sundial. The gardens are also home to lots of natural wildlife including red squirrels and wild birds and have received many awards including one of International Camellia Garden of Excellence, awarded in 2012. Garden tours available for an additional fee.
- Free car parking.
- Free entry for RHS members during July to September.
- Plant centre and nurseries.
- Gift shop.
- The Tea Shop serves light lunches and cream teas.
- Dogs on leads welcome.
Gardens open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm during March to September and on Sundays during March to May. Trewithen House open Mondays and Tuesdays from 2pm to 4pm during April to July.
Before you start your journey to Trewithen Estate & Gardens for your day out, we recommend that you check their website or contact them to confirm opening times and admission prices.