Trewithen Gardens

Trewithen CamelliasGarden Overview

At every turn of Trewithen’s level graveled pathways, there is some new wonder to behold. From champion trees to rare shrubs, from a wildflower meadow to woodland glades, exotic fern collections and tree top viewing platforms, it would be hard to find anywhere more beautiful or more intriguing than Trewithen's deservedly famous garden. Raised viewing platforms take visitors closer to the blooms, many of which are high in the trees, providing a rare opportunity to see over the floral canopy.

Our CamelliasTrewithen Red

George Johnstone joined a syndicate with J.C.Williams from Caerhays, amongst others, who sponsored George Forrest on his plant-hunting trips to China in the early 20th century. The direct result of these trips are still seen in an area of the garden called ‘Camellia walk’ either side of the path flanked with plants grown from wild-collected seed including C. saluenensis and wild form C. reticulata. Another important plant is the very fine C. ‘Donation’ which was raised at Borde Hill in Sussex by Colonel Stephenson-Clarke. George Johnstone was given a plant and, because the original died before being propagated, all C. x williamsii ‘Donation' in the world owe their existence to the one at Trewithen.

George also received some of the Kunming reticulatas from Lammerts and Peer in the late 1950’s and two examples, C. 'Lion Head' and C.'Noble Pearl', can be seen today.

Following on from George Johnstone, we still source wild-collected camellia species and continually plant good hybrids to further enhance the collection.

Famous camellia include our original C. 'Donation' and a lovely red, award winning, form of C.saluenensis selected by George Johnstone and named C. saluenensis ‘Trewithen Red’.

 Contact Details

Trewithen gardens, Grampound, Near Truro, Cornwall, TR2 4DD
Tel: 01726 883647
Email: info@trewithengardens.co.uk
Web: www.trewithengardens.co.uk
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Trewithengardens
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/Trewithengarden

Visitor information

Opening Times

Gardens open:
1st March - 30th June
7 Days a week
10.00 am - 4.30 pm 

Nursery open for plant sales
all year round

Entry Fees - modest fees apply.
See web for details.

Best Time to Visit

Trewithen is a “Spring Biased” garden with peak flowering of the 3 main genera, magnolia, camellia and rhododendron, taking place from February to July. Summer colour is provided with a vast woodland planting including hydrangea, eucryphia, hoheria, schima and schefflera. Many acers and C.sasanqua provide a late flurry of colour and interest into autumn and winter.

Address:
Trewithen Grampound Road
Truro
Cornwall
TR2 4DD DD
United Kingdom

Facilities

Parking
Toilets
Disabled access
Refreshments
Restaurant
Picnic area

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