One of the largest and finest selections of camellias in the country. The chief architect of Trewidden Garden was Thomas Bedford Bolitho who started in 1880 to plant a unique collection of trees and shrubs, thus creating one of the finest informal gardens in south-west England with magnolias rhododendrons and camellias. Tree fern being a special feature.
Trewidden is set in south- facing hills, two miles west of Penzance, Cornwall. The exceptionally mild climate allows us to grow one of the largest and finest selections of camellias in the country. The chief architect of Trewidden Garden was Thomas Bedford Bolitho who, together with his daughter, Mary, started in 1880 to plant a unique collection of trees and shrubs, thus creating one of the finest gardens in south-west England.
Originally planted by my relative Thomas Bolitho in the 19th Century, the 15 acre garden incorporates a magnificent collection of over 300 Camellias and Magnolias alongside one of the largest tree fern dells in Europe and many other attractions.
The maze of informal paths leads you around this peaceful Cornish garden with champion trees and shrubs, many of which are over 100 years old, to be discovered alongside some species of plants rarely seen grown in this country.
They also have the Trewidden Trail in the Garden designed so children also enjoy their visit to the Garden, locally grown plants for sale along with delicious homemade light lunches, Cornish cream teas and other locally produced items available to tantalise you in their Tearoom and shop.
10:30am – 5:30pm (last admission 4:30pm)
Tel :01736 351979