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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 café and 100 yards from garden entrance. Drop-off point available near reception.

About Trengwainton Garden

A sheltered garden that’s nestled between the moors and the sea and nurtures an award-winning plant collection. Winding wooded paths climb to an open, grassy terrace with sea views across Mount’s Bay.

A gentle stream runs through the centre and the carriage drive is bordered by colourful streamside planting and meadows.

Ten sections of walled gardens each have their own unique character, including the kitchen garden built in 1815 to the dimensions of Noah’s Ark.

There’s a café, gift shop, plant centre and second-hand bookshop.

2022 Opening Dates and Times

13 February to 30 October
Sunday to Thursday (closed Friday and Saturday)
10am – 5pm (last entry/last orders 4.30pm)

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Public Transport Links

A regular bus service stops right outside the garden gates.

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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."

Trengwainton Garden News & Events

29 May

May half-term family fun at Trengwainton Garden

Head to Trengwainton for a right royal celebration this May half term as we mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee with bunting making and fallen flower kebabs.

24 Jul

Trengwainton’s summer family fun

Head to Trengwainton this summer for fun fitness activities in the garden, den building and the much-anticipated return of the scarecrows in the walled kitchen garden.

01 Jan

Celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with the National Trust

More than 2000 metres of bunting will adorn National Trust places across the South West during the Jubilee weekend Knitted crowns, tea parties and picnics are some of the things to see and do. Trees […]

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring my dog?
Dogs on short leads are welcome throughout the garden and café garden (assistance dogs only inside the café).
How accessible is the garden?
The garden is on an incline and around 75% is accessible to wheelchair users; the main drive is tarmac and other paths are gravel. An electric mobility scooter is available to hire. See Trengwainton’s website for full access details.

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