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Chyandour, Penzance,
Cornwall, TR18 3LW

01736 363021/351979

01736 368142

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2018-01-28 01:33:22

Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Open Sunday 16th February until Sunday 20th September 2019; Open 7 days a week; 10.30am - 5.30pm, last admission 4.30pm

Post code for Sat Nav is TR19 6AU.


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

Feb to April

To see:

Feb/March Magnolias and the Champion Magnolia Trees, April/May Rhododendrons, July/Sept Walled Garden

Admission Prices

Adult £7.00

Member of Great Garden Scheme £6.50

Season Ticket £18.00

Groups of 12+ £7.00

Guided Tours of Groups 12+ £8.50

Guided Tours for Groups less than 12 £9.50

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:

Free Children's Trail

Garden Features & Events
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National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

Trewidden House available for self catering holidays

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Description of Garden

Enjoying one of the mildest climates in the British Isles, Trewidden Garden is a beautiful Cornish Spring Garden with a large collection of magnolias and camellias including several champion trees, tree ferns, rhododendrons, banana plants, summer planting in the walled garden and many other plants of interest. The Garden is not a typical linear shape that many Cornish Gardens are, but is more rectangular in shape with maze-like twisting paths, making it an especially fun visit for children.

The Garden has interesting historical links to Cornwall's mining heritage including what is thought to be one of the oldest mine workings believed to originate from Roman Times and which now houses a 100 year old collection of one of the finest stands of tree ferns in the Northern Hemisphere. There are also ingots and smelting pots in the garden from the Bolitho Families involvement in mining.

History Of Garden

Trewidden was originally purchased by Edward Bolitho in the 1830's. Edward started the Garden in the second half of the 19th Century by firstly planting woodland cover before filling it with plans newly introduced from Asia and the Southern Hemisphere. His son, Thomas Bolitho, continued his fathers' work and in particular filled in the open cast mine called the Trewidden Bal with tree ferns (Dicksonia Antarctica) newly imported from Australia. Thomas' daughter Mary Williams continued his work and was also responsible for re-founding the Cornwall Garden Society. Alverne Bolitho now owns the Garden and with head gardener Richard Morton, is constantly making further improvements and planting in the Garden.

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