Trebah Gardens is a subtropical paradise, with its wealth of rare and exotic plants, trees and shrubs, meandering down a 26 acre ravine, over a drop of 200 feet to a private secluded beach .

The gardens are wild and beautiful, the result of 150 years of evolution and in recent years, dedication and devotion to restore them to their former glory.
Restoration began in 1981 and they were first opened to the public in 1987.

The house, first recorded in the Domesday Book of 1806, then the property of the Bishop of Exeter, stands at the very top of the ravine.
As you wander along the ravine, you will see giant Gunnera forming a tunnel more than 15 feet high, glades of subtropical Ferns and Palms, Bamboo, blue and white Hydrangers, all nestling under a canopy of century old Rhododendrums, ancient Oaks and Beech. Just to add to this idyllic picture, is a stream cascading over waterfalls, into ponds of Koi Carp cascading down to its very own beach on the Helford River.
Trebah, the
‘Garden of Dreams’.

"Garden of Dreams"
Mawnan Smith
Nr Falmouth

Tel: 01326 250448
E-mail Trebah
Trebah's Official Website Link

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(including Christmas) 10.30am - 6.30pm
(Dusk during winter months)
Last Entry 5.00pm

March 1st - Oct 31st

Adults £7.00
Senior Citizens £6.00
Child £2.00
Under 5's Free
RHS Members Free

Nov 1st - End Feb 09
Adults £3.00
Senior Citizens £2.50
Child £2.00
Under 5's Free
RHS Members Free
Nat Trust Members Free

Group rates (12+) booking essential


  • Free car parking
  • Toilet Facilities
  • Tearoom - teas, snacks and light lunches
  • Plant sales and Gift Shop
  • Children’s play area
  • Dogs are permitted in the gardens on leads


  • Wheel chairs available (booking advised) - Some parts of the garden make wheelchair and pram use very difficult.


    Situated 4 miles SW of Falmouth.
    1 Mile from Mawnan Smith
    From the Treliever Cross roundabout at the junction of the A39 and A304, follow the brown and white tourist signs for Trebah Gardens

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