Located on the outskirts of Penzance Trewidden is reknowned for it's collection of camellias and exotic shrubs
One of the Great Gardens of Cornwall, Trewidden Garden dates back to the nineteenth century, when it was part of the Bolitho Estate alongside the house that sits at its heart. Covering an area of 15 acres a short distance west of Penzance, the garden principally takes the form of a Cornish Spring Garden. However, this doesn't mean that Trewidden is only worth visiting during the early months of the year.
In contrast, the garden was cleverly designed to ensure interest right through the year. It incorporates areas of mature woodland, hidden lawns, and bed of azaleas, magnolias and camellias. There is also a traditional walled garden, and what is possibly the largest collection of tree ferns in Europe, partly located within the remains of a small open cast mine. Some of the specimens here are believed to be 150 years old.
The gardens are open from 10.30 am until 5.30 pm seven days a week, from the beginning of February until the end of September each year. Last entry is at 4.30 pm.