Tregwainton is a sheltered garden on the outskirts of Madron, featuring a surprising variety of exotic plants and shrubs, including giant tree ferns. A viewing platform lets visitors take in the walled gardens, built to the dimensions of Noah's Ark. A terrace with summer house gives wonderful views across Mount's Bay.
The first record of a house at Tregwainton comes from the 16th century. The oldest part of the gardens also date to the Elizabethan period, when the walled gardens were designed. The walls were built, not for style, but to keep cool air from escaping at night, making the gardens more suitable for tender plant varieties such as fruit trees.
Discover a garden where the spirit of the Plant Hunters lives on with winding, wooded paths, wide open spaces and plants from around the world. Stroll through the walled kitchen garden and you'll walk the length of Noah's Ark; visit the tea-room and you'll most likely eat some of the kitchen garden's produce.
If photography's your passion, you could be wowed by sea views, towering magnolias and rhododendrons or colourful camellias and jungle-like tree ferns. Children can explore with seasonal spotter sheets or you can picnic by the stream, play hide and seek or tick off one of the 50 things to do before you're eleven and three quarters!
Phone: 01736 363148