Rhododendron Trewithen Purple scoops first prize!

Rhododendron Trewithen Purple scooped a first prize at the Royal Horticultural Society’s main rhododendron competition. It’s the first time the stunning bloom has ever been shown! Read more about the competition here.

Why not plan a trip to see Trewithen Purple in all its glory yourself? With all of our grounds and gardens to explore, as well as the cafe and plant centre, it's a great day out for all the family. You can find all of our visitor information on the website, here.

Prestigious Directorship awarded to our Head Gardener

Gary Long, Head Gardener of Trewithen, has been awarded a Directorship of the International Camellia Society (U.K.) Ltd (ICS). It’s believed he is the first Head Gardener ever to have been honoured with this prestigious position.

Gary was nominated for the role by ICS Management Committee member, Bee Robson. He will be one of only five directors representing the UK in this internationally recognised society.

“I nominated him because he’s an excellent gardener and he knows and understands camellias,” said Bee. “He’s extremely conscientious  - working tirelessly at Trewithen whilst supporting his young family - but he still finds time to help with the ICS. What’s also unusual is that Gary has terrific support from the Galsworthy family who own Trewithen.”

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Poldark - the truth about the fiction

Millions of viewers have been hooked on the BBC’s new adaptation of Poldark. We’ve been seduced by breathtaking images of the Cornish coastline and countryside, and stirred by complex personalities and relationships.

We can all clearly see the magnificent scenery that inspired Winston Graham, but what about the characters?

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Plant of the month for May is...

Rhododendron augustinii ssp.augustinii

2015 has been a wonderful year for Rhododendron and none more so than R.augustinii. It has held its Lavender blue flowers, for what seems like weeks.  The whole shrub (although it's tree like in the garden being over 20 foot tall!) is clothed in blue - a sight to behold.

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