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Trebah Garden

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Mawnan Smith
Nr. Falmouth
TR11 5JZ

Trebah is a uniquely beautiful 26 acre Cornish ravine garden - the wild and magical result of 160 years of inspired and dedicated creation. A steeply wooded ravine descends 200 feet down to a private beach on the historic Helford River. A stream cascades over waterfalls and meanders through ponds of giant Koi carp and exotic water plants before winding through two acres of blue and white hydrangeas and spilling onto the beach.Glades of sub-tropical ferns and palms mingle with a forest of trees and shrubs in ever-changing colours and scents, contained beneath a canopy of century-old rhododendrons and magnolias.Trebah was first planted in the 1840's by Charles Fox , a Quaker landowner and inspired gardener. The rarest and most exotic trees and plants were imported from all over the world to create this lovely garden, and Fox ensured that every last sapling was painstakingly placed for maximum effect - although he knew he'd never see the garden in its mature splendour.Future owners continued his work until the second world war, when the house was sold, the estate split up, and the garden lay neglected for the next 40 years. In 1980 Trebah was bought by the Hibbert family who began a massive restoration programme to restore the gardens to their Victorian heyday.This is a garden that children adore. They marvel at Gunnera Passage, a tunnel of giant rhubarb 16 feet high, and race around the bamboozle. Trebah is full of play areas and trails for children of all ages, and with swimming and picnics on Yankee Beach, it makes a perfect setting for a family day out.General Information:

  • Coffee shop

  • Gift shop

  • Plant sales

  • Special events, please telephone

  • Guided tours, please telephone

  • Dogs welcome on lead

  • Free car and coach park

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  • Directions

    Take the A39 (from the North) or A394 (from the West) towards Falmouth, continue past the Asda store, then follow the brown and white tourism signs.

    Trebah Garden Postcode for SatNav: TR11 5JZ


    +44 (0)1326 250 448
    +44 (0)1326 250 781

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