Trebah Gardens, near Falmouth, Cornwall

Trebah Gardens, near Falmouth, Cornwall

Making the most of the fabulous Cornish climate, this gorgeous garden which was planted in 1840 and boasts an astonishing collection of plants including rhododendrons, gunnera and jungle ferns. It’s less formal than neighbouring Glendurgan gardens, and it’s great just to wander down the paths which lead to the shingle beach at the bottom.

Built by Charles Fox, youngest brother to Alfred Fox (who established Glendurgan back in 1820), the gardens were built under almost tyrannical rule. Charles was extremely strict and apparently used to shout at his poor gardeners from an attic window via a megaphone.

It’s a beautiful garden that offers an ever-changing canvas from Spring to Autumn and appeals to families, artists and gardeners alike.

Of note in particular is a touching plaque- located by the Japanese bridge – commemorating the 7500 troops from the 29th US Infantry Division who set sail from the nearby slipway on D-Day – many of whom never made it home.

There’s a great cafe which has lovely views of the garden, whilst the beach offers a spot for paddling if you need to cool down.

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Trebah Garden Trust, Mawnan Smith, Nr Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 5JZ | |01326 252200 

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