Trewithen Gardens, created over a hundred years ago, are outstanding and internationally famous. The great glade on the south side is a masterpiece of landscape gardening and is a monument to the genius of George Johnstone.

Covering some thirty acres, the gardens are renowned for their magnificent collection of camellias,
rhododendrons, magnolias and many rare trees and shrubs which are seldom found elsewhere in Britain. The extensive woodland gardens are surrounded by traditional landscaped parkland.

The origins of the house go back to the seventeenth century but it was the architect Sir Robert Taylor, aided by Thomas Edwards of Greenwich, who was responsible for the splendid building and interiors we see today. Philip Hawkins bought the property in 1715 and began extensive rebuilding. The house has been lived in and cared for by the same family since that date and guided tours are offered on selected days during the summer season.

Trewithen Nurseries offers a wide range of quality plants and shrubs for sale. Over 1500 varieties and species are available and retail or wholesale orders are welcomed.

Trewithen Gardens
Grampound Road
Near Truro
Cornwall TR2 4DD

Other gardens of this type that we have visited include Coleton Fishacre Gardens, Trebah and Trengwaiton.

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