Events at Trebah Gardens

    4th Jun 2024 - 27th Jun 2024 9:30am - 5:00pm

    The Sea Within Exhibition

    Jon White is a contemporary seascape artist based in Falmouth. Having grown up in Cornwall he trained in the USA as a studio apprentice to international artist Makoto Fujimura before returning to Falmouth where he paints from his home studio. Jon says of his work…

    “There is a slow and rhythmic way I approach my work that often leads me to quick and intuitive bursts that bring a painting into it’s fullness. These ‘burst's’ require a leaning into the intuitive over the rational. My hope is that my work provokes a sense of beauty, mystery and wonder to the viewer.”

    The exhibition is free to view in our Visitor Centre

    Beach Yoga with Ro

    Join us for Beach Yoga every Wednesday morning with a unique class down at Polgwidden Cove. Enjoy a 1 hour and 15-minute session hosted in collaboration with Trebah Garden and Yoga Ro. We will practice amongst nature, look out to beautiful views and listen to the peaceful sounds of the water. Trebah's sheltered and secluded beach at the bottom of the garden is the most idyllic place to practice.

    Ro Doleman is an experienced teacher who has a practical approach, entwining the breath, body and mind. During the class expect to explore both the physical and esoteric aspects of the practice. There will be flowing movements, moments of stillness, breathing and always a long relaxation to finish the session. Ro is clear at communicating and the class will leave you feeling more harmonious, healthy and happy! Why not head to Trebah Kitchen for breakfast or stay for a coffee at the boathouse beach cafe? Or even join us for a wild swimming dip?

    This class is suitable for all experience levels, lots of different options will be offered throughout. Some mats are available but if you have your own, please bring it along with you.

    5th Jun 2024 10:00am - 11:15am 12th Jun 2024 10:00am - 11:15am 19th Jun 2024 10:00am - 11:15am 26th Jun 2024 10:00am - 11:15am 3rd Jul 2024 10:00am - 11:15am 10th Jul 2024 10:00am - 11:15am 17th Jul 2024 10:00am - 11:15am 24th Jul 2024 10:00am - 11:15am 31st Jul 2024 10:00am - 11:15am

    Non-member £16 Member £10
    6th Jun 2024 5:00pm - 6:15pm

    The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Plants in a Changing World

    Simon Toomer is Curator of Living Collections at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. His presentation will describe Kew’s history from Royal Palace gardens through Victorian splendor to its modern mission to understand and conserve plant and fungal diversity in a rapidly changing world.

    Simon Toomer has spent his working life as a forester, arboriculturist and botanist. Before joining Kew Gardens, he was Director of The National Arboretum, Westonbirt and Senior Consultant for Plant Conservation with the National Trust.

    Your ticket includes entry to the garden 1 hour prior to the event (from 4pm).

    The bar will be open from 4:30pm serving alcoholic drinks, soft drinks and crisps.

    This event will be held in our Exhibition space in the Visitor Centre.

    Non-members £9 Members £8.10
    7th June 2024 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Beach BBQ with Live Music

    With live music from Will Keating at 6:30pm, enjoy a relaxed and fun atmosphere for friends, family and colleagues to come together and celebrate summer!

    Our Boathouse bar will be open from 5pm serving alcoholic and soft drinks. Food will be available from 6:00pm - 7:30pm.

    Tickets include a choice of beef burger, grilled fish or a vegan burger served with salad leaves, potato salad, tomato relish and coleslaw.

    Pre-booking is essential, please select your food option using the 'Add-On' section.

    Non-member £20 Member £15
    19th Jun 2024 10:00am - 1:00pm

    Wild Writing Workshop

    With Trebah's unique gardens as inspiration, novelist and nature writer Polly Roberts will guide you to explore selfhood through wildlife to create poems and prose, using writing exercises as a tool to ground you in place. The workshop will include an opportunity to write outdoors and explore the gardens themselves.

    Polly is a writer and counsellor and facilitates creative writing workshops around Cornwall, specialising in Nature Writing and Writing for Wellbeing. In 2019, she was named by the British Council as one of three UK emerging nature writers. Her debut poetry collection, Grieving with the Animals was published in 2020. Her debut novel, Together We Evolve, a story of personal and environmental rewilding, was published in 2023. Dr Stephen Moss, author of Ten Birds That Changed The World, describes Polly’s writing as, ‘Deftly exploring the borders and boundaries between humanity and nature.’

    Your ticket price to this workshop includes a copy of Polly's novel, RRP £14.99

    Member £22.50 Non-member £25
    20th & 21st Jun 2024 7:30pm - 9:30pm

    Love Riot

    Miracle Theatre Presents: Love Riot

    Step into a world of etiquette, scandal and matchmaking, with this fresh new take on an 18th century rom-com from Cornwall’s Miracle Theatre.

    Promised by her father to the dashing Doricourt from a young age, Letty has worked for years to corset up her wild heart, to ready herself for a dream marriage. But now the much longed-for day has arrived, Doricourt sees her only as a business transaction. Faced with a loveless future, Letty’s heart starts beating again– can she defy convention, shape her own destiny and be free to find love her own way?

    This vibrant reimagining of Hannah Cowley’s comedy of manners, The Belle’s Stratagem, takes audiences of all ages on a journey of unexpected twists and hilarious turns, towards a destination where they might all be free.

    Celebrate Miracle’s 45th Anniversary with this inspiring show that will captivate adults, families and teenagers - as much as their grandparents! See for yourself why audiences have raved about Miracle Theatre's past productions:

    "Miracle are a joy – go and see them!" Western Morning News

    "The show was beyond compare being fun, unlike anything else and superbly presented" Audience Feedback on ‘A Perfect World’ (2019)

    "Utterly fabulous, We all loved every minute of this. Go if you possibly can" Audience Feedback on ‘King Lear’ (2022)

    "Imaginative, atmospheric and very funny. Typical Miracle. Never a disappointment." Audience Feedback on Hell’s Bells (2024)

    "Excellent, clever, funny, entertaining performance. Inspired set, fascinating acting. Loved it." Audience Feedback on Hell’s Bells (2024)

    Non-member Adult £18 Non-member Child £10 Member Adult £16.20 Member Child £9
    28th Jun 2024 7:00pm - 9:00pm 29th Jun 2024 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    As You Like It

    “…look into happiness through another man’s eyes!” The Duke’s Theatre Company returns for another fantastic Shakespeare performance, bringing As You Like It to Trebah's amphitheatre this summer.

    The ancient Forest of Arden serves as the backdrop for Shakespeare’s most famous and quotable comedy. When Rosalind is banished from Duke Ferdinand’s court, new identities are explored with hilarious consequences.

    Music, mayhem and madness thrill as we are shown that “All the world’s a stage”.

    Back for a fourth Summer Season, The Duke’s Theatre Co follow their acclaimed tours of Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Twelfth Night. Kevin Bennett, (Shakespeare’s Globe, Stratford Festival, Ontario) directs this brand-new tour, making sure this As You Like It will live on in your memory “forever and a day”.

    Reviews: 5 star “TDTC sets a new standard for open air theatre” – BBC Radio Wiltshire 5 star “The humour, (especially the humour) is impeccably presented” – Hastings Independent

    Members £18 Non-members £20
    4th Jul 2024 6:30pm - 8:30pm

    Sherlock and Watson: A Murder in the Garden

    When a body is mysteriously found lying in the middle of Landsdown Manor Gardens, the police have no option but to call on Sherlock Holmes and persuade him to take on his toughest case to date.

    With his loyal assistant Watson, our nation's top detective duo battles through baddies and villains to discover who is behind the murder in the garden.

    Brought to you by award-winning comedy troupe Calf 2 Cow (The Jabberwocky), this brand-new adaption is an outrageous comedy full of slapstick, multi-rolling and of course pumped full of live music and rock n roll.

    Non-members £16 Members £14.40
    5th Jul 2024 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Beach BBQ with Live Music

    With live music from Will Keating at 6:30pm, enjoy a relaxed and fun atmosphere for friends, family and colleagues to come together and celebrate summer!

    Our Boathouse bar will be open from 5pm serving alcoholic and soft drinks. Food will be available from 6:00pm - 7:30pm.

    Tickets include a choice of beef burger, grilled fish or a vegan burger served with salad leaves, potato salad, tomato relish and coleslaw.

    Pre-booking is essential, please select your food option using the 'Add-On' section.

    Member £15 Non-member £20
    23rd Jul 2024 6:30pm - 8:20pm

    A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Presented by Troubadour Stageworks

    Four young lovers, five amateur players and a warring fairy host descend on the same forest in one evening. What could possibly go wrong?

    As the lines between reality and illusion begin to blur, no-one but the mischievous Puck knows what is true and what is magic...

    Troubadour’s take on Shakespeare’s classic comedy will transport you from your local forest, field, hall or dell to a truly magical midsummer dream. It is a production both epic and intimate, designed to be enjoyed by all the family. It is packed with original songs and plenty of wonder.

    Did you know? Midsummer is traditionally the night when the barrier between the fae and mortal world is most weak. In our production we lean into that otherworldly merger- in amongst the play of sprites, the magic, the music, the forest setting, what might happen when you become the plaything of immortals?

    Praise for previous shows:.

    'You really lifted my spirits. My heartfelt congratulations to you all' - Hugh Bonneville

    'Great production' - Dan Snow

    'Troubadour Stageworks is full of young talent' - The Fleet Street Quarter

    'Its a whirlwind. It's magic. It's a thing to behold.' - BBC Radio London

    Troubadour Stageworks is a registered charity (no. 1193809) working to bring access to the arts everywhere in the UK. This is delivered through touring our work to areas with no arts infrastructure and developing arts programmes with schools in remote and rural locations.

    Members £14.40 Non-members £16
    1st Aug 2024 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    The Wind and the Willows

    When Mole gets fed up of cleaning her home she decides to leave her burrow and head out on an adventure!

    She meets Ratty and Toad and Badger and discovers a love of the river and the joy of the open road. However, that egocentric Toad is convinced to steal a car by those meddling weasels!

    Toad is arrested and the Weasels take over Toad Hall to turn it into a theatre for their own amusement! It falls to Mole and Ratty, Badger and Toad to take back Toad Hall! Will they do it?

    Join Boxtree Productions on the riverbank this summer to find out, as they celebrate their 10-year anniversary with a performance of Kenneth Grahame's beloved story! Featuring hilarious comedy, magic and fantastic toe-tapping songs be sure of an evening of wonderful open-air theatre that the whole family will enjoy.

    Members £16 Non-members £14.40
    9th Aug 2024 11:30am - 12:30pm

    Squashbox: Tales from the Trees

    Let Squashbox Theatre be your guide to the tremendous world of trees, from branch to leaf and twig to root, from berry to blossom and bark to fruit!

    Meet Craig, the friendly Forest Ranger and resident tree expert. It’s his job to make sure the woods are a peaceful and happy place, but he’s having a tough time of it today! A cheeky squirrel has stolen his Chocolate Covered Nutty Snack Bar™, his niece ‘Little Red’ has wandered off the path on her way to Granny’s house, the mysterious old Wizard of the Woods is playing tricks again, and there are even rumours of a big bad Wolf in the forest!

    Will Craig save the day? Come and find out, and along the way learn how to identify different trees, discover the wonder of photosynthesis, meet some friendly forest creatures and encounter crazy characters from folklore and fairy tales!

    ‘Tales from the Trees’ is a terrific tangle of puppetry, storytelling, live music and comedy, with a theme that embraces natural history, folklore and ecology.

    Listen! The trees have tales to tell…

    For children aged 5+ and their families. Please note, prices include garden admission for the whole of the day.

    Non-member adult (inc. garden admission) £21 Non-member child (inc. garden admission) £13 Member adult, child and all under 5s £5
    9th Aug 2024 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Beach BBQ with Live Music

    With live music from Will Keating at 6:30pm, enjoy a relaxed and fun atmosphere for friends, family and colleagues to come together and celebrate summer!

    Our Boathouse bar will be open from 5pm serving alcoholic and soft drinks. Food will be available from 6:00pm - 7:30pm.

    Tickets include a choice of beef burger, grilled fish or a vegan burger served with salad leaves, potato salad, tomato relish and coleslaw.

    Pre-booking is essential, please select your food option using the 'Add-On' section.

    Non-member £20 Member £15
    16th Aug 2024 11:30am - 12:30pm

    Squashbox: Wonderful World

    Can you fit the entire world into a one-hour show? Well, if anybody can, Squashbox Theatre can!

    Join intrepid explorer Craig on a breathless race across the world, as he attempts to decipher an ancient mystery – a mystery that could hold the key to our planet’s survival!

    In Wonderful World we will traverse the globe, visiting different countries, encountering strange and wonderful creatures, meeting crazy characters, and learning incredible facts about planet Earth along the way.

    Wonderful World is a brand-new show from Squashbox Theatre, incorporating ingenious puppetry, fantastic facts, silly slapstick, crazy comedy and marvellous live music – all presented in that unique Squashbox style!

    Wonderful World - unmissable fun for children and adults of all ages!

    For children aged 5+ and their families. Please note, prices include garden admission for the whole of the day.

    Non-member adult (inc. garden admission) £21 Non-member child (inc. garden admission) £13 Member adult, child and all under 5s £5
    17th Aug 2024 6:30pm - 8:35pm

    The Secret Garden

    Based on the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett Join Mary, Colin and Dickon as they tell you the story of their favourite place in the world - The Secret Garden. A brand new re-imagining of the classic Frances Hodgson Burnett book brought to you by The Plandits.

    Suitable for anyone aged 6+ who loves literature and the great outdoors, this heartfelt, energetic show is full of original music, puppetry, interaction and laughs.

    As the three characters discover the transforming power of being active, the magic of nature and the joy of play, we’re sure you’ll leave this performance with a renewed enthusiasm for the world around you!

    Members £14.40 Member child £7.20 Non-members £16 Non-member child £8
    23rd Aug 2024 11:30am - 12:30pm

    Squashbox: The Sea Show

    The Sea Show is a quirky and hilarious mix of puppet show, natural history and comedy cabaret.

    Meet crazy characters like Morwenna the ‘beautiful’ mermaid, Ruan the reformed seagull and salty seadog Captain Pemburthy, as well as a cast of mischievous sea-squirts, anemones, limpets, crabs and pilchards.

    Come and celebrate the sea with tall tales, silly slapstick, fantastic facts, live music and songs - unmissable fun for children and adults of all ages!

    "Aimed at children, the adults present nonetheless laughed and cheered along almost as enthusiastically as the youngsters.Our twin boys, just short of five, laughed hysterically throughout and talked about it nonstop afterwards. I can give it no higher recommendation." Chris Broom, The Portsmouth News

    For children aged 5+ and their families. Please note, prices include garden admission for the whole of the day.

    Non-member adult (inc. garden admission) £21 Non-member child (inc. garden admission) £13 Member adult, child and all under 5s £5
    30th Aug 2024 11:30am - 12:30pm

    Squashbox: Skillywidden

    Legend has it there are five types of faery in Cornwall: the Small Folk, the Piskies, the Knockers, the Brownies and - most mischievous of all - the Spriggans. Come on a journey through the countryside as we search for these elusive creatures, while at the same time learning all about the bees, bats, birds and butterflies who live alongside them.

    Meet Skillywidden, the mischievous Pisky, and all of his faery friends! Watch the dance of the ‘beautiful’ Faery Queen! Marvel at the incredible Book Of Nature as it literally comes alive before your eyes! Gasp at the antics of Brian, the amazing mind-reading pig!

    Skillywidden is a celebration of the wildlife and faery myths of Cornwall, using Squashbox Theatre’s distinctive mix of puppets, songs, storytelling and cabaret, with a strong environmental message. More crazy characters, more silly slapstick, more tall tales and more fantastic facts!

    "I laughed more than my 4 year old - brilliant stuff, can't wait to see more!" Audience feedback, Minack Theatre

    For children aged 5+ and their families. Please note, prices include garden admission for the whole of the day.

    admission) £21 Non-member child (inc. garden admission) £13 Member adult, child and all under 5s £5
    10th Sep 2024 6:30pm - 9:00pm

    Old Time Sailors

    The Old Time Sailors return!

    Ahoy there! You are invited to board the Sailorette and join the plentiful crew, 'The Old Time Sailors', for a night of footstomping, dancing and singing!

    You will be sailing back to the 19th century for an immersive experience of traditional seafaring music performed in a way you have never seen before.

    The Motley Crew and their plethora of traditional and eclectic instruments will take you back to the time of clashing tankards, and drunken debauchery. Sing and dance along like a drunken sailor as the band perform centuries old folk and shanty songs.

    Fancy dress is encouraged, so pull out your best seafaring garments me hearties and join the festivities!

    A flashmob musical show designed to take the audience back in time through an unforgettable trip to the 19th century.

    Adults £20 Adults (members) £18
    20th Sep 2024 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Beach BBQ with Live Music

    With live music from Will Keating at 6:30pm, enjoy a relaxed and fun atmosphere for friends, family and colleagues to come together and celebrate summer!

    Our Boathouse bar will be open from 5pm serving alcoholic and soft drinks. Food will be available from 6:00pm - 7:30pm.

    Tickets include a choice of beef burger, grilled fish or a vegan burger served with salad leaves, potato salad, tomato relish and coleslaw.

    Pre-booking is essential, please select your food option using the 'Add-On' section.

    Non-member £20 Member £15
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