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Trengwainton Garden

Madron, near Penzance, Cornwall, TR20 8RZ
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Two car parks plus separate mobility parking available close to tea-room and 100 yards from garden entrance. Drop-off point available near reception.

About Trengwainton Garden

Here in this warm and luxuriant garden, you can follow in the footsteps of the 1920s plant hunters to see plants that flowered in Britain for the first time. Discover a sheltered garden bursting with exotic trees and shrubs.

Award-winning magnolias and rhododendrons are still nurtured by those with a passion for their beauty and extraordinary story and five sections of walled gardens are crammed with tender exotic species from around the world.

Winding wooded paths follow a half-mile incline to sea views across Mount’s Bay and the descent via the drive is bordered by a stream garden and open meadows.

There’s also a kitchen garden built to the dimensions of Noah’s Ark.

Dogs on leads are welcome throughout the garden.

Closed for the Winter

Trengwainton is now closed for the 2021 open and will reopen on 13 February 2022.

Silent Spaces

In a world where most of us are constantly 'connected' to our phones and other mobile devices, at Trengwainton, the team have partnered with the Silent Space charity by setting aside an area of the garden for quiet contemplation and connection to nature.

What Visitors Say

"A peaceful setting with so much to see. The kitchen gardens and woodland walks are so beautiful. They have a wonderful bookshop in the grounds with a huge selection of material to read. We bought plenty of cooking apples from the orchard for 50p! Well worth the visit but make sure to put aside at least half a day to fully appreciate this place."
"Lovely gardens away from the usual holiday traffic. Simple trail for the kids which definitely kept our 9 year old engaged all the way round! Lovely and thoughtful planting with lots of more exotic plants. Lots of areas covered in trees or taller plants providing cover from the Cornish rain! Tearoom was typical of National Trust tearooms with nice garden to sit in too if the sun shines."
"Amazing curated garden by the National Trust with huge variety of plants to explore in their own environment. particularly noticeable the collection of rhododendrons which come in many colours and shapes."

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