Trebah Garden

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If you're looking for a place to truly relax, I'd recommend a visit to the meandering pathways though the tree laden valley of the sub-tropical Trebah Garden. Once you enter the 26 acre Trebah, there are multiple routes to take - although all lead down the valley. Originally planned as a garden back in 1831, the garden fell into disrepair between the years of 1939 and 1981 following the death of the owner. In 1981, Tony and Eira Hibbert acquired Trebah and started what they thought would be a 3 year project to restore the garden. 25 years later, they were still working on the project - but by 1987 the gardens were formally opened to the public. By the year 2000, annual visitor numbers had reached 100,000. Fascinating for young and old alike, is the "Gunnera Passage" - an almost jungle like experience in the summer months - where you can walk through a plantation of giant 2 metre high Gunnera plants. Throughout the gardens, you'll find interesting plants that seem to sit well in their surroundings. There's a water garden and koi pool toward the top of the valley, and a stream that leads through the entire garden, passing through various ponds until it reaches the private Trebah beach ("Polgwidden") at the bottom. Here, you'll also be welcomed by a cafe selling teas, coffees, freshly made cakes and ice creams. You'll need to be refreshed before you start your walk back up the valley! Children under 5 receive free admission - and there's an adventure playground "Tarzan's Camp" under the trees for little ones to enjoy. Photo Credits: Dan Hill
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  • Trebah Garden, Trebah Garden Trust, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth TR11 5JZ, UK
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    Standard 11.00 GBP
    Kids 5.50 GBP Under 15
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