Welcome to Trewidden Garden

Initially planted by my ancestor Thomas Bolitho during the 19th century, this beautiful garden of 15 acres hold a vibrant range of over 300 Magnolias and Camellias that lie beside a large tree fern dell. A maze of paths will lead you to different areas of this tranquil Cornish garden adorned with shrubs and champion tree, some of which are more than 100 years old.  These attractions can be seen alongside rare species of plants, not normally cultivated in this country.

Children can especially enjoy the Trewidden Trail. Please also visit our shops and tea rooms selling light lunches and Cornish cream teas made from local produce, enough to tantalise your senses. I do hope you have fun exploring the depths of Trewidden Garden. Enjoy!

We also welcome dogs to visit Trewidden gardens to join in on the fun.

– Alverne and Annabel Bolitho

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CUSTOMER UPDATE 18.10.20 Although not required to under government guidance, due to a possible link to a positive Covid 19 test, we have decided that it is better to be safe than sorry and the garden and tearoom will be closed for a few days from the 18th October until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. We are open 7 days a week, 10:30am to 5:30pm with last entrance at 4:30pm. We close on the 31st October 2020 for the winter. Visitors do not have to enter the garden if they just wish to sample the delights of the tearoom.


One of the Great Gardens of Cornwall, and home to a beautiful collection of Magnolias, Camellias and the Rhododendron Kurume Azalea Wilson 50 collection, Trewidden is a fascinating Cornish garden to visit.


In normal times we welcome pre-arranged guided tours, groups and coaches. Although groups of people are currently not permitted due to Covid-19, if you would like to discuss a future booking please contact us by phone or email. Please note, coaches are encouraged to gain access to the normal entrance from the Penzance direction as access from the A30 is narrow. 2020 Group prices: £7.00 per person (12 adults or more) Guided Tours: £8.50 per person (12 adults or more) £9.50 per person (under 12 adults)


The tearoom has fully re-opened with effect from the 4th July 2020, although with a reduced seating capacity so pre-booking is advised. A takeway menu is also available. Full details of our new procedures in respect of Covid-19 can be found on our Visitor Information page.


Many Cornish gardens are linear, running down a stream or drive. The various members of the Bolitho family, along with their Head Gardeners, have made Trewidden Garden very different and truly special by creating a mysterious and wonderful square(ish) garden with a maze of paths meandering through it.


Why not enter our 2020 Photography Competition? We’re looking for an image that beautifully captures the spirit of Trewidden! The winning entrant can enjoy a relaxing three night stay with 14 friends at the beautiful Trewidden House.