Trewithen, Cornish for ‘house of trees’ is internationally renowned for its rare collection of shrubs and trees, seldom found anywhere else in the country. These 30 acre gardens were created by George Johnstone around 100 years ago, during the time of the great plant hunting expeditions. Many of the plants seen here today were just seeds brought in from China, Burma and Assam.

Trewithen Garden is predominantly a spring woodland garden, although also home to a spectacular array of Magnolias, Camellias, and Rhododendrons. Tree Ferns, Azaleas and Acers can also be found surrounding a sunken garden, whilst further exploration will uncover a beautiful walled garden and pool.
Surrounding all this, you will find a beautifully landscaped parkland.

Trewithen House, one of the most elegant Georgian houses in Cornwall, with his tree boarded lawned front garden, originates back to the 17th century. However, between 1715-1750 it was re-architectured by Sir Robert Taylor and Thomas Edwards and remains just that way today.

Trewithen Gardens
Nr Truro

Tel: 01726 883794
E-mail Trewithen
Trewithen's Official Website Link

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March 1st – Sept 30th
10am – 4.30 pm Mon-Sat
Sunday opening
March-May 31st
Last entry 4pm


April 1st – July 31st
2pm – 4pm Mon/Tues
Bank Holiday Mondays only


All Year
Mon – Fri
9am – 4.30pm

  • Free car parking
  • Toilet Facilities
  • Tearoom - teas and light snacks
  • Plant sales and nursery
  • Children’s play area
  • Dogs welcome on leads

  • Level paths - very accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs

    Situated on the A390 between St Austell and Truro close to the village of Probus.

    Garden Admission:
    Adults Mar-June £5.00
    July-Sept £4.50
    Child 5-15yrs all times £1.00

    House Admission:
    Adult £5.75
    Child 5-15 yrs £1.00
    Tours every 20mins – tour lasts approx 40mins

    Combined Admission:
    Adult £10.00
    Child £ 1.00

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