Tregothnan will open its usually private gates to the largest garden in Cornwall. Open for one weekend on the 25th and 26th April 2020, visitors can experience Tregothnan’s unequalled diversity of trees, historic, botanical and rare collections, sweeping vistas and peaceful secluded groves on the banks of the beautiful river Fal.
All the proceeds go to charity and this year we’re delighted to be working with Sowenna – an NHS unit run by Cornwall NHS Foundation Trust. The unit provides inpatient treatment for young people aged between 13 and 18. Sowenna offers an environment where young people may be assessed and treated for mental health problems so is a crucial service for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. You can read more on their website here.
Get lost in ancient Camellias, mountainous Magnolias and the biggest Rhododendrons in the world with 40 foot crescendos of full flower. The sheer scale of the garden, over 100 acres, means that there will be plenty of peace.
Also available will be Cornish cream teas with Tregothnan tea and Kea plum jam, Salcombe Dairy ice creams, estate-reared meat cooked on a barbecue over Tregothnan charcoal, and delicious homemade lunches. Musical entertainment are sure to keep visitors entertained throughout the weekend.
Children aged 16 and under go free, encouraging families to enjoy the adventure of Cornwall’s finest garden. Open from 10am – 5pm, with the last entry to the garden at 4pm. Dogs on leads welcome.