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Trebah Helps Lappa Valley’s Garden Grow

Posted in National Trust by cata on 2nd April 2024

First new station at award winning world of play and trains opens with a sub-tropical feel.

Lappa Valley, gold winners of Large Tourist Attraction of the Year at the Cornwall Tourism Awards, opens their new station “Trebah Halt” on Thursday 28 March.

Celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, Lappa Valley have been working with another of Cornwall’s top attractions, Trebah Garden, near Falmouth, to create a new space planted with a sub-tropical feel in time for the Easter holidays.

Keith Southwell, owner of Lappa Valley says: “This is the first new platform to open at Lappa Valley in nearly 30 years, so we felt it’s important to do something special. We’re very fond of Trebah Garden, and we’ve enjoyed working alongside the team to share a flavour of their sub-tropical Cornish garden in the heart of our secret world of play and trains. Thank you to Jon, Darren and the team at Trebah for helping to make our new platform even more extraordinary. We’re looking forward to using the opportunity to help promote Trebah to our visitors as a fellow quality Cornish attraction.”

Jon Cummins, CEO of Trebah Garden says: “We are delighted to be working in conjunction with Lappa Valley and to help them create and open a new station on the Newlyn Downs branch line in their anniversary year. To be able to share some special plants from Trebah and bring some of the sub-tropical look and feel of one of Cornwall’s great gardens to Lappa as a much-loved family attraction in north Cornwall was an idea we couldn’t pass up.”

The first train to Trebah Halt leaves Lappa Valley’s Benny Halt at 10:30am on Thursday, 28 March 2024.