Trebah Garden

    Welcome to Trebah Garden

    Trebah Garden is a uniquely beautiful, wooded 26 acre sub-tropical ravine garden that descends to its own beach on the beautiful Helford River.

    Trebah is the wild and magical result of over 180 years of inspired and dedicated creation. The natural spring at the top of the garden drops 10ft into the Koi Pool and cascades through drifts of brightly coloured waterside plantings.

    Mediterranean and southern hemisphere plants intermingle with Trebah’s groves of huge Australian tree ferns and palms. A giant plantation of gunnera and clumps of huge bamboos give this garden a unique and exotic wildness matched by no other garden in the British Isles. It has been rated as one of the best 80 gardens in the world.

    Many of the plants, such as the azaleas and rhododendrons, selected for their fragrance, have been planted in drifts on the ravine sides.

    The award winning Visitor Centre houses a distinctive restaurant with a Mediterranean-style terrace, plant and gift shops.

    A year round garden

    Trebah offers the visitor a year round experience. In early spring, Trebah comes alive with a colourful array of 100-year-old rhododendrons, magnolias and camellias; in summer, the giant gunnera is a must see for young and old. In autumn, Hydrangea Valley casts clouds of china blue and soft white across Mallard Pond and in winter, our spectacular champion trees dominate the landscape, the Bamboozle looks striking, whilst plants from the southern hemisphere can be seen flowering.

    The view from Radiate Path

    Visiting the Garden

    Opening Times

    • Open every day from 9.30am
    • Garden, Plant Centre and Gift Shop are open from 9.30am to 5pm
    • Trebah Kitchen is open 9.30am to 4.30pm, last hot food orders at 3pm
    • Boathouse Beach Cafe open 10.30am from March to October, weather permitting


    • Visit England Gold Accolade 2022
    • Cornwall Tourism Awards 2022/23 - LARGE VISITOR ATTRACTION OF THE YEAR - Silver Award
    • Visit England Gold Accolade 2019
    • Cornwall Tourism Awards 2019 - ETHICAL, RESPONSIBLE & SUSTAINABLE TOURISM AWARD - Silver Award
    • Cornwall Tourism Awards 2019 - LARGE VISITOR ATTRACTION OF THE YEAR - Silver Award

    Please Note: Despite being a valley garden with steep sections and steps, there is a step-free route round the garden which is accessible for motorised vehicles. Two motorised Tramper mobility scooters are also available to hire free of charge at Trebah through the Countryside Mobility scheme (book ahead to avoid disappointment). Plus, entry for people with disabilities and their carer is half the standard rate.

    Had the most amazing day today at the gardens what a real treat, lush tropical gardens with the most amazing plants, lots of really nice walks well sign posted did them all, great little beach with ice creams and drinks. Had a lovely meal at the restaurant great menu and my hot sandwiches were lovely a must to go to.

    Elizabeth L, Tripadvisor
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