11th December 2013
It’s that time of year again! Tregothnan’s famous Christmas Tree Experience is now open every day until 23rd December from 9am – 5pm. A wonderful family day out, the free-entry event offers visitors the opportunity to select, cut, or dig their own conifer. The estate has already supplied big trees to Truro Cathedral, Fifteen Cornwall, Trelissick Gardens and The Alverton Manor, and last week Fowey Primary school visited to watch their tree being cut then towed Saffron the Suffolk punch horse and his sleigh.
Plantation Manager Brian Eyers said: “It’s so wonderful to see customers returning year after year for such a magical Christmas adventure. Many visited the first time as children with their parents, and now return with their own children to continue the family tradition.”
This year there is a new growing area dedicated to super-scented Radiata Pines. Native to California and Mexico, Tregothnan is the only place in the UK offering this unusual fast-growing variety as an alternative Christmas tree. Tregothnan’s cultivating experiments of this pine have been inspired by the exploits of plant collector William Lobb, from Cornwall, who brought the tree to the Duchy in 1854.
Head Gardener Neil Bennett said: "We love to pioneer new plants and we are growing a few hundred Radiata Pines to be cut and sold fresh – they seem to love our inimitable Cornish climate and are perfect Christmas trees," he added.
The Christmas Cabin will be open to offer Tregothnan teas and apple juices to warm visitors. Christmas tree prices start at £22. Saws are lent, but it is recommended that people bring their own spades to dig (and wear wellies!) Follow arrow signs from Tresillian to TR2 4AJ.
1st December 2013
Tregothnan has been busy making tea for the largest tea drinking country on earth, with a luxury British blend, the most British breakfast brew in history.The GREAT campaign is taking the best British businesses to the world. Tea is the the number one drink globally. Tregothnan has taken the Chinese national drink, made it our national drink and elevated it to a luxury suitable for the finest places. Tregothnan have added its own leaves to leaves from other Commonwealth countries to create the historic GREAT blend, now on it's way to China with the Prime Minister... See Press for further details or contact the Tregothnan direct line in China 0086 130 51029386, twitter and weibo also have more.
26th November 2013
From Saturday 30th November, we will be open every day from 9am-5pm for our Christmas Tree Forest. A wonderful family day out, visit Tregothnan to choose, cut, or dig your own tree.
This festive event is a great chance to explore the woodlands and find your perfect pine. Our Christmas Cabin is also open for seasonal gifts and teas.
We have two varieties of trees this year - our traditional Christmas tree and our Nordmann non-drop variety.
2-3 ft: £22
3-4 ft : £28
4-5 ft : £32
5-6 ft : £43
6-7 ft : £45
7-8 ft: £60
8-9 ft : £70
9-10 ft: £75
10-11 ft: £85
11-12 ft: £95
2-3 ft : £28
3-4 ft : £32
4-5 ft : £38
5-6 ft : £48
6-7 ft : £55
7-8 ft : £70
8-9 ft : £80
9-10 ft: £85
10-11 ft: £95
11-12 ft: £105
12th September 2013
Have you seen Richard Curtis' About Time yet? Our creative florists made the buttonholes and bridal bouquets for the film, and we can now offer bespoke wedding floristry items using only seasonal English flowers and foliage.
Buttonholes from £6.95 / Bouquets from £39.95 / Garlands from £6.00 per foot.
Please call our floristry team on 01872 520000 for more information.
6th September 2013
Tregothnan will soon be attending the Tea Rhyme concert at the 1st St Katherine's Church in London on Tuesday 10 September from 6.30pm - 8.30pm. In conjunction with our Chinese collaborators The China UK Cultural Creativity Exchange Association, this event will celebrate the development of Sino-British tea culture. Tregothnan will host Cornish cream teas, tea tastings with Jonathon Jones and an authentic Tea Dance.
And we are offering a free cream tea (complete with our homegrown tea, Rodda's clotted cream, freshly baked scones and our rare Kea plum jam) plus an exclusive tea tasting for the first 100 people to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with their contact details!
The China UK Cultural Creativity Exchange Association was founded in 2012 and is unique among Chinese and British cultural and creative industries association with its headquarters in London and Beijing.