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: