Just fifteen minutes’ drive away is the subtropical valley garden of Trebah. 26 acres full of lush plants lead down to a seclude beach on the Helford River. There is an adventure playground for the kids and dogs are welcome in the garden and on the beach on the lead.
This beautiful garden, with its coastal backdrop, is listed among the 80 finest in the world.
It is the wild and magical result of 160 years of inspired and dedicated creation. Mediterranean and southern hemisphere plants intermingle with Trebah’s groves of huge Australian tree ferns and palms. A giant plantation of gunnera and clumps of huge bamboos give this garden a unique and exotic wildness matched by no other garden in the British Isles. A stream cascades over waterfalls and water gardens with ponds full of koi carp and through two acres of massed blue and white hydrangeas.
Trebah offers visitors a year round experience. In spring, It comes alive with a colourful array of 100-year-old rhododendrons, magnolias and camellias; in summer, the giant gunnera is a must see for young and old. In autumn, Hydrangea Valley casts clouds of china blue and soft white across Mallard Pond and in winter, our spectacular champion trees dominate the landscape, whist plants from the southern hemisphere flower.
Truly a garden for all seasons, it is open every day from 10am to 4.30pm every day (last admission 3.30pm.) With adventure play areas, children’s trails and special events all year round, Trebah is a family and dog friendly garden.