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Mawnan Smith, Falmouth,
Cornwall, TR11 5JZ


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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Open every day from 10am Closing times vary, please see our website for more information

Parties/Coaches: Yes

Discounted group entry for 12+ visitors

Group Appointment: Yes

Group Booking form available on request - Free introductory talk available for groups on arrival, guided tours by prior arrangement

House Open for Viewing: No
National Garden Scheme days: No
Best Times of Year to Visit:

March - September

To see:
Admission Prices

1st Mar - 31st Oct 2016: Adult £9; Over 60s £8; Child £3
1st Nov 2016 - 28th Feb 2017, Adults £4.50, Over 60s £4, Child £1.50 
Group entry rate 1 March 2016 - 31 October 2016 :Adults/Seniors £8; Child £3.
With full Guided tour £2 per head extra (guided tours must be booked in advance of visit)
Group entry rate 1 November 2016 - 28 February 2017 :Adult/Seniors £3.50; Child £1.50;.
With full Guided tour £2 extra; (guided tours must be booked in advance of visit)
Royal Horticultural Society Members Free entry: Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb & March.
National Trust Members reduced entry fee: Nov, Dec, Jan & Feb.

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: Yes
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:

For our full events calendar, see our website

Garden Features & Events

VAQAS Gold (the only visitor attraction we believe to hold a gold award in Devon and Cornwall) CATA enhanced pass again in 2016 Cornwall Tourism Awards                                     Large Visitor Attraction of the year Silver 2015; International Visitor Experience Silver 2015 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence latest May 2016 Green Tourism Gold Certificate August 2015 Land Love Magazine u201cBritainu2019s Favourite Gardenu201d December 2015 Muddy Stilettos 'Best Family Attraction'2016 RHS Recommended Garden

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

Hotels & Accommodation:

Budock Vean Hotel


Guiseppe's, The Square, Mawnan Smith

Inns & Pubs:

Shipwrights Arms, Helford Red Lion, Mawnan Smith Ferry Boat Inn, Helford Passage

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:
Description of Garden

Trebah is a uniquely beautiful, 26 acre Cornish Ravine garden - the wild and magical result of 175 years of inspired and dedicated creation. A steeply wooded ravine descends 200 feet down to a private secluded beach on the historic Helford River.

A stream cascades over waterfalls and meanders through ponds of giant Koi Carp and exotic water plants before winding through two acres of blue and white hydrangeas and spilling onto the beach.Glades of sub-tropical ferns and palms mingle with a forest of trees and shrubs in ever-changing colour and scents, contained beneath a canopy of century-old rhododendrons and magnolias.

History Of Garden

Trebah was first planted in the 1840's by Charles Fox, a Quaker landowner and inspired gardener. The rarest and most exotic trees and plants were imported from all over the world to create this lovely garden, and Fox ensured that every last sapling was painstakingly placed for maximum effect - even though he knew he would not live to see the garden in its mature splendour. Future owners continued Fox's work until the Second World War, when the house was sold, the estate split up, and the garden lay neglected for the next forty years.

Then in 1980, Trebah was bought by the Hibbert family, who began a massive programme to restore the gardens to their Victorian heyday. Trebah opened to the public in 1987 and three years later the family donated the house and the gardens to the Trebah Garden Trust, a registered charity, to ensure that the garden is preserved for the pleasure of all generations.

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