Trewithen means ‘house of the trees’ and the name truly describes this fine early Georgian house in its splendid setting of wood and parkland. Country Life described the house as ‘one of the outstanding West Country houses of the 18th century’ and Penelope Hobhouse has described the garden as ‘perhaps the most beautiful woodland garden in England’.
2004 was the 100th year in which George Johnstone inherited Trewithen and started developing the gardens as we know them today. The great glade on the south side is a masterpiece of landscape gardening and is a monument to the genius of George Johnstone. This RHS recommended Garden covers 30 acres and is recognised as an International Camellia Society Garden of Excellence (1 of only 39 in the world and 1 of 5 in the UK) as well as having collections of rhododendrons, magnolias and Champion Trees. The woodland gardens are surrounded by traditional landscaped parkland.
Please note that the House has had to be closed during 2019 for essential restoration work and is therefore not open to the public. The gardens are open ... and flourishing.
Opening Times: Open 1st March to 30th June, 10am to 4.30pm 7 days a week.
House open March - June, Mondays and Tuesdays 2pm to 4pm - by tour only.
Admission Rates: Adults £8.50
Group Rates: Minimum group size: 20. Group £5.00 per person (booking essential)
Facilities: Trewithen Tea Shed, Plant and Gift Shop, Camera Obscura, Viewing Platforms, Red Squirrel Enclosure, Bird Hide.
Disabled Access: Toilet and parking for disabled onsite. Wheelchairs on loan (booking is required).
Tours/Events: Prior booking for Guided Garden tours and the House tour is essential.
Coach Parking: Yes.
Length of Visit: 2 – 3 hours
Booking Contact: Liz White, Trewithen Gardens, Grampound Road, Nr Truro, Cornwall, TR2 4DD
Telephone: 01872 883647 Fax: 01726 882301
Location: On the A390 between Truro and St Austell.