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Zelah, Truro,
Cornwall, TR4 9HD



Listed By

William Donelson

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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open All year round by appointment.

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: Yes
House Open for Viewing: No
National Garden Scheme days: No
Best Times of Year to Visit:

April - May.

To see:

Magnolias, rhododendrons

Admission Prices

Adult £10; Under 16's free.

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: No
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: No
Refreshment: No
On Lead only: Yes
Disabled Access: No
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: No
Special Events: No
Other Facilities & Comments:

Teas and lunches by previous arrangement.

Garden Features & Events

Exceptional collection of magnolias. Georgian landscape garden.

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

Elerkey Guest House, Veryan, Truro

Inns & Pubs:

Hawkins Arms, Zelah

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:


Description of Garden

This is a large landscape garden of around 140 acres, with lake, a bridge and statues. A valley garden holds a magnificent collection of trees, shrubs and over 100 magnolias. This is an exceptionally beautiful woodland garden at all times of year, featuring a magnificent collection of magnolias, and many rhododendrons, camellias and ferns. The house dates from the 1730's with a copper beech from the same date close by.

History Of Garden

The landscaper of Chyverton was John Thomas in 1780-1825. The trees were added from 1830-1850. In 1924 it was purchased by Trevor Holman. The present shrub garden was started in 1930 and continued by his son Nigel from 1959.

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