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Review of Trebah Garden

Trebah Garden
Ranked #1 of 60 things to do in Falmouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This magnificent 26-acre Cornish ravine garden features a rich collection of rare and exotic plants, trees and shrubs.
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Such a beautiful garden! The beach is a great place to chill and the gnome trail was fun with my 5 year old grandson! The hydrangeas when out are glorious!!

1  Thank alfiejo
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

We went on the first Saturday of half term so it was fairly quiet. This meant that the two youngest, 5 and 7, had the play areas to themselves. Children are very well provided for and everything was a big hit with them - a rare accolade for a garden visit. Firstly a very friendly, helpful welcome from the reception staff. They offered trails for the children, £2 each but well worth it. They got a pencil, compass and, on completion, a toy which was much used for the rest of the week - and are still in one piece!
Under 5s have Fort Stuart to play in, over 5s have Tarzan's Camp which kept our 5 year old fully occupied for what seemed like hours. The 7 year old found the Paraglide and screams of delight followed. Fortunately he only had to give way to his younger brother, there being no one else there. They had countless trips on this and could only be prised away by promises of investigating the bamboozle.. Again, much delight running in and out, as there was with the Gunnera passage. Finding the beach by going over the steps was another delight for them. We read the information about the D Day training and the links with the Healey car.
There is a cafe on the beach but it has very limited stock (you are warned about this at reception) but they mean it!
The adults admired the plants and trees which are magnificent and, at this time of year, very colourful. Even the children were I intrigued by the Davidia ( handkerchief tree).
It was good to see the progress on the new Amphitheatre, it will be another nice place to sit and admire the view. There is already a very useful long wall above the lawn which is popular as seating.
If you do decide to eat in the cafe there is a good selection of tasty food served by pleasant, helpful staff. Jugs of tap water are already out, you don't need to ask.
The shops are well stocked with interesting, high quality goods and the plant area has many tempting plants which are hard to resist.
Lastly, the toilets are a pleasure to use.

All in all, a very enjoyable place to visit for all ages.

2  Thank A M
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

A beautiful layout as the gardens form an inter-twining array of sub-tropical plants and flowers, many pathways to take with different quirky details to take in. At the very bottom end lies the beach where D Day landings took place. Austin Healey owned and built up the beach where a cafe now sits so you can relax and take in the views and chill out for a while. Great icecream with different flavours ( we had choc muffin with marshmallow pieces) yum, even the kids had a great day. A reasonable admission fee £24.00 for a family of 4. Only 1 drawback there is only 1 toilet facility at the beginning so if you reach the beach and need to go you will have to return to the begginning again.

1  Thank Lesley B
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

My partner and I spent a number of hours walking around the gardens. The views are stunning and the beach is a gorgeous location. The gardens are filled with a huge range of plants and wildlife. The paths are good and the literature informative. Simply a beautiful location.

Thank Paul_b8512014
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

Trebah gardens is absolutely stunning. The gardens have some incredible tropical plants and plenty of different walking trails to satisfy all. Dispersed around the gardens include a Koi pond, a little outdoor theatre, streams and lakes and various spots to sit and take in the views. As you walk down the gardens, there is a private beach where you can sit and enjoy the bay with a cornish ice cream, and other refreshments. I was slightly disappointed by the beach as it was all stone (in comparison to the other beaches in Falmouth) and also there are no toilets on the beach. At the main restaurant at the entrance of the gardens is where you'll facilities, a cafe and a garden centre if you wish to purchase plants. Highly recommend a visit.

Thank jdesou
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