There is something to discover at every turn of Trewithen’s level gravelled pathways. Champion trees, rare shrubs, exotic fern collections, woodland glades, a wonderful selection of roses, wildflowers and the longest lawn in Cornwall – just some of the features of a truly beautiful place that our visitors tell us is both inspiring and relaxing.
There are viewing platforms so you can get up close to the floral canopy, a rare camera obscura and a sycamore avenue that is planted with 300 Cornish bred varieties of daffodils, crocus and scillas.
In 2012, Trewithen received the accolade of becoming an International Camellia Garden of Excellence – one of only 30 gardens in the world to have that honour. Thanks to expeditions to Asia, Australasia and North and South America, famous plant-hunters like E H Wilson and George Forrest were able to collect seeds from the wild and bring them back to Trewithen – creating a fine botanic collection of an amazing range of specimens that includes camellias, magnolias, rhododendrons, azaleas, maples and exceptionally rare holly.