Explore Sub-tropical Trebah Garden this SummerGardens
There’s something magnetic about the thriving subtropical beauty of Trebah Garden that forever draws you back to soak in its seasonal diversity. It is, after all, rated as one of the 80 finest gardens in the world.
As spring turns to summer, Trebah comes alive with a colourful array of 100-year-old plants standing proud above the glistening Helford river.
Majestically woven into a perfumed pattern, camellias, magnolias, hydrangeas and rhododendrons cascade
down the valley – a kaleidoscope of colour to frame the view toward the Lizard peninsula.
Perennial palms pierce the horizon as enormous iridescent dragonflies hover above Mallard Pond, frogs
croak vociferously and red-breasted robins loop lazily overhead.
Discover katsura trees whose bronze leaves emit the smell of burnt sugar as they fall; get lost among the giant green gunnera whose leaves of up to 6ft across umbrella into a botanical canopy; then meander along the four miles of footpaths tunnelled within vibrant blooms and steel-strength bamboo to reach the secluded pebble beach where skimming stones wash up in their plenty.
Car: Type TR11 5JZ into your SatNav, Trebah recommend to stay on the main roads and avoid the countryside routes as the roads are not signposted.
Bus: When travelling by bus you are entitled to 50% off your entry! Simply present your bus ticket upon entry. Check the bus times with First Group and please note that the buses are only frequent in high season.
Bicycle: Trebah provide a bicycle rack for cyclists next to the tennis court. Cyclists also receive £1 off their entry to the garden!
Trebah Garden is home to a sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop. Offering a year round experience, Trebah comes alive with colour in early spring and also showcasing a variety of plants in autumn, winter and summer. Rated one of the finest gardens in the world and just a 15 minute drive from St Michaels Hotel, this is one to visit.
With three adventure play areas, children's trails and special events all year round, Trebah Garden is perfect for a family day out. After a visit through the play areas take in the breathtaking gardens, visit their very own private beach, refuel with a fresh and nutritious meal at Trebah Kitchen and have a browse around the gallery and garden shop.
Access: Wide graded paths suitable for wheel or pushchairs.
Prices: Under 5's are FREE, 5-15 yrs are from £2.50, adults are from £5.00.
"Trebah is one of my favourite gardens to explore in Cornwall. Living in Truro means I get lots of opportunities to visit the local gardens so I purchased a Life Membership. I get free admission to Trebah Gardens throughout the year, 10% discount on the restaurant and shop, free entry to other attractions such as the Eden Project during November and lots of other amazing benefits!"
Trebah has their very own secluded, private beach on the Helford River. After exploring the gardens, grab and ice cream and look out onto views stretching out to the open sea. The Boathouse Cafe situated on the beach is open from March to September and serves fresh coffee, tea and Cornwall's famous Roskilly's ice cream.
Trebah Kitchen featured fresh, nutritious, sustainable, inclusive and ethical food to refuel your day out. Catering for all, they offer vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options in addition to a separate children menu for the little ones. Join them for breakfast from 10am-11:30am and lunch from 12pm.
If you're simply looking for a sweet treat why not grab an ice cream and head to the beach?
Be amongst the wildlife while wandering through the Trebah Garden. Spot the dragonflies, robins and koi carp in the rivers during your visit. Take a look at their events calendar as they have been known to host wildlife events in the past such as Cornwall Wildlife Trust's annual Wildlife Celebration.
WHAT TO KNOW
Trebah is a family and dog friendly garden, open every day of the year from 10am. One of the Great Gardens of Cornwall, Trebah is rated among the 80 finest gardens in the world. Please click here for entry prices or directions (it's just a 15 minute drive from the hotel.)