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Trewithen House, Gardens and Nurseries



Trewithin Gardens, created over a hundred years ago, are outstanding and internationally famous. The great glade on the south side is a masterpiece of landscape gardening and is a monument to the genius of George Johnstone. Covering some thirty acres, the gardens are renowned for their magnificent collection of camellias, rhododendrons, magnolias and many rare trees and shrubs which are seldom found elsewhere in Britain. The extensive woodland gardens are surrounded by traditional landscaped parkland.

The origins of Trewithen House go back to the seventeenth century but it was the architect Sir Robert Taylor, aided by Thomas Edwards of Greenwich, who was responsible for the splendid building and interiors we see today. Phillip Hawkins bought the property in 1715 and began extensive rebuilding. The house has been lived in and cared for by the same family since that date. Guided tours are offered on selected days during the summer. There is a video presentation describing the history of this fascinating house and gardens.

Trewithen Nurseries offers a wide range of quality plants and shrubs. Visitors can chose from what is possibly the finest selection in Cornwall, delivery anywhere in the UK can be arranged.

General Information:

  • Camera Obscura
  • Disabled friendly - level paths
  • Free parking
  • Dogs on leads welcome
  • Tea rooms
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    On A390 between Truro and St Austell

    Trewithen House, Gardens and Nurseries Postcode for SatNav: TR2 4DD

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    +44 (0)1726 883 647
    +44 (0)1726 882 764
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    Grampound Road
    Truro
    Cornwall
    TR2 4DD










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