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22 Jul 2019

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.

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Tregothnan Tea Plantation


Alfresco on The Roseland

13 Mar 2017

The Roseland offers some great impromptu alfresco experiences and we always know “the season” has commenced when these venues are back up and running.  A couple of our favourites are:



Earl, the vintage Citroen Van is pitched at the National Trust’s Porth Farm.  This is on the circular walk around St Anthony’s Head and just a few yards up the path from the unspoilt Towan Beach.  There are toilets and plenty of car parking just across the road.  The food ranges from warm Cornish pasties, freshly filled rolls and a wonderful variety of homemade cakes and bakes.  They also have fresh scones, served with Rodda’s clotted Cream and locally made strawberry jam.  We love picking up some freshly made treats and wandering down to the beach, to make the most of this beautiful stretch of Cornish coast.

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Miss V’s Tea Hut can be found beside the 13th century St Just in Roseland Church, with its glorious views across the Carrick Roads over to Mylor Harbour.  Nestled amongst semi-tropical gardens on the river bank of the Fal Estuary, and based along the coastal path to St Mawes, this pit stop is a very special place.  Once again, there is ample car parking and toilets close by.  We love to come here to visit this unique churchyard with its intriguing paths, before succumbing to a scrumptious piece of cake or Cornish cream tea.

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