Trewithen’s wonderful Magnolia Fountain is a must-see when you visit the garden.
Created by Cornish conceptual artist Tom Leaper and commissioned specially for Trewithen, the fountain's design was inspired by the range and flower size of Trewithen's famous magnolias. It was completed in December 1998 and is widely considered an extraordinary work of art.
With a strong horizontal design derived from the shape of the magnolia flower, the fountain relies on the petals' natural verticals to control the water which flows from one bronze petal to the next. It has been sculpted primarily from phosphor bronze and Cornish granite.