Garden Breaks in Cornwall
There are plenty of gardens with all year round colour in Cornwall.
Why not visit Trewithen one of the lesser known gardens. Trewithen means 'house of the trees' and the name truly describes this fine early Georgian house in its splendid setting of wood and parkland. There is always something to see all year round at Trewithen.
At every turn of Trewithen's level gravelled pathways, there is something new to see. 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.
See the magnolia fountain, created out of granite and bronze, it is regarded as a work of art - not just for its beauty but also for the atmosphere it creates with its falling water carefully controlled to sound like a babbling brook.
Trees have particular significance at Trewithen. The garden boasts 24 champion trees which have been inspected by the Tree Register and found to be either the tallest or the widest of their species in the UK. There is also a camera obscura, the only one in Cornwall, housed in a wooden hut high in the canopy of the trees. It is an unusual and fascinating device that projects an image from outside onto a table inside a darkened room.
Gardens within a 20 minute drive
Within a 20 minute drive you can access:
- The Lost Gardens of Heligan
- Trelissick Gardens
- Caerhays Castle and Gardens
- Trewithen Gardens
- Lamorran Gardens
Also within easy reach of us are Trebah and Glendurgan gardens near Falmouth and many more National Trust gardens.
Don't forget the Eden Project
Slightly further away (no more than a 40 minute drive) is the world famous Eden Project - irrespective of the season, the Eden Team always have some plans up their sleeve to wow visitors.
Setting you up for the day
To prepare for your garden adventures, in our ensuite B&B rooms, we offer comfy beds, well stocked rooms and a hearty Cornish breakfast, cooked with locally sourced ingredients. Start with a selection of fruit juices, cereals, museli, fresh natural yogurt and compote. Follow it with bacon, sausage, mushroms, eggs, tomato, baked beans and hogs pudding. Wash it down with Tregothnan tea or fresh ground coffee and locally sourced butter, toast and preserves to ensure that you are ready for a full day of exploring!
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