Trebah Garden Trust
Mawnan Smith, Nr Falmouth
Website – www.trebahgarden.co.uk
We visited Trebah Gardens during our 2017 Cornwall trip, where we stayed at the beautiful Silver Sands Campsite.
Trebah Gardens is a wonderful sub-tropical garden with stunning views, walks, plants, flowers, trees, water features, a beach and tea rooms. We’ve probably missed something, oh yeah – There’s plenty for the kids to do and the gardens are also dog friendly. Open all year round, entry for adults is £10 each and children is £4 each.
After paying our entry fee and getting our tickets and garden map, we went off to ‘Trebah Kitchen’ for a coffee.
Then we headed off with our map to explore the gardens and the beach.
First point of interest on our Trebah walk was the large water fountain. There are lots of penny’s that have been thrown into the leaves, a very attractive wishing well.
Making our way around to the right, we found ourselves passing the very elegant 18th century Georgian Trebah House.
As the gardens drop downhill to the beach, you can get to see through the trees and over Mallard Pond.
Further round to the right,we came across the Koi Pond. As well as the fish, there are a few other creatures lurking around the pond. Can you spot the Heron?
We followed Petrys path round to the Cascade.
We continued on Petrys Path to the Amphitheatre (sorry, no photos). From here, we made our way towards the centre of the gardens and we recommend that you do too. Find either Davidia Walk or Beach Path and they will take you along the beautiful and breathtaking Hydrangea Valley.
Here is the view from the bottom off Hydrangea Valley looking back towards Trebah House.
Walk onto the wooden footbridge and look out over Mallard Pond.
After Mallard Pond, you can make your way down to the beach. On the left side of the beach is a little place that serves drinks and ice creams (not photographed). We grabbed a drink and sat and enjoyed the scenery whilst eating the packed lunch we have brought along with us.
After we were pleasantly rested, we took a different path back up to the Visitor Centre (and the only toilets), so that we could see as much of the gardens as possible. The centre is also home to a gift shop and a plant shop.
We had a thoroughly enjoyable time at Trebah Gardens, we highly recommend it as a place to visit if you are staying in Cornwall. We would certainly visit here again.
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