Tregothnan is home to the Boscawen family and the largest garden in Cornwall. For one weekend in April, it hosts the UK’s largest charity garden open weekend. The garden has an unequalled diversity of tress, historic botanical and rare collections, sweeping vistas and secluded groves on the banks of the beautiful River Fal.
During the weekend, visitors can get lost in the world’s largest Camelia maze, mountainous Magnolias and 40-foot crescendos of Rhododendrons in full flower. They can marvel at the 100 acres of garden, and the Himalayan Valley which demonstrates more than 20 varieties of Camelia, used for tea in the plantations. All of this can be topped off with a delicious home-made lunch or cream tea, in a delightful stable yard setting, still home to working horses. Musical interludes take place close to Tregothnan House, which dates from the time of the Protectorate (1650s).
Tregothnan makes 13 different types of tea and 10 different types of herbal infusions. The diversity of lands enables the estate to produce Cornish Manuka and wildflowers honeys, fine and rare Kea plum jam and sustainable coppiced charcoal. Also, seasonal bouquets are created using luxury flowers and foliage sourced from the Estate.
Tregothnan Tea Plantation