Cornish favourites: Trebah garden

Another visit to the delightful Trebah Gardens down on the Helford River. This time in late spring when the rhododendrons and azaleas are in full bloom.

Visiting Cornwall in springtime means that you must visit a garden or two. Cornwall gardens are magnificent in spring: Magnolias, Azaleas, Rhododendrons, Camelias and lots of other plants to see. Spring comes early to Cornwall. It is judged that when seven champion trees at Trebah, Trengwainton, Trewidden, Caerhays, Heligan, Tregothnan and Trewithen burst into flower with 50 blooms that spring has arrived in England. In 2014 it was recorded on 3rd March. 

We visited in April when the sun was shining and the garden was looking lovely. We’d been to view a couple of houses in the area, so decided to drive down to have a lovely fish lunch at The Ferryboat at Helford’s Passage on the Helford River and then visit Trebah Gardens which are close by. Frenchman’s Creek of Daphne du Maurier fame is near here, and you can still catch a little ferry boat over to Helford and walk around the countryside there.


Immediately through the entrance you find yourself in the tropics with succulents, aloes, agaves lining the pathway.

Come walk with me through Trebah a sub-tropical garden in south Cornwall near Falmouth:

View Original Post: June 2014


  1. restlessjo says:

    I’d better get back there quick, or I’m going to miss it! 6th March is my return date 🙂 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      Just had a look to see how it is going this year. So far some trees have no blooms at all whereas a couple of the others have 50 or more. So no hurry 🙂

      1. restlessjo says:

        I’ll just go on sitting on this sunny bench xx

        1. Heyjude says:

          You do that 😀

  2. beetleypete says:

    I hadn’t seen this one, so enjoyed the visit. I do agree that sub-tropical gardens are a real treat, when you live in the UK.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

  3. This garden is lovely. I’m really enjoying going back to see these older posts.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Carol. I am hoping to get some new visits in this year.

  4. I love Trebah, the beach there is one of the most peaceful and beautiful places, especially in the off-season when it’s nice and quiet. Thank you for reminding me to get down there again soon!

  5. Was struck by the beautiful blue sky after the winter shades of your recent post. Yes., must return for a visit to Cornish gardens soon. Large open Gardens are so rare here in Spain.

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