PENZANCE, CORNWALL & ISLES OF SCILLY
Thanks to the globe-trotting adventures of the 1920s plant hunters, Trengwainton is home to many plants which flowered here for the first time outside their original habitat. Award-winning magnolias and rhododendrons are still nurtured by those with a passion for plants, and sub-tropical species from around the world thrive in the shelter of the walled gardens, including a kitchen garden built to the dimensions of Noah's Ark. Winding, wooded paths follow a half-mile incline to sea views across Mounts Bay, and the descent via the drive is bordered by a colourful stream garden and open meadows.
Facilities – at a glance
- Parking onsite
- Hard gravel paths, map of accessible route. Approx. 75% of garden accessible to wheelchair users. Steady incline may require assistance
- Facilities: 2 manual wheelchairs and 1 electric tramper available, must be pre-booked
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Open 11 Feb-28 Oct, Sun-Thu 10.30-5. Also open Good Fri
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About the area
Discover Cornwall & Isles of Scilly
Cornwall has just about everything – wild moorland landscapes, glorious river valley scenery, picturesque villages and miles of breathtaking coastline. With more than 80 surfing spots, there are plenty of sporting enthusiasts who also make their way here to enjoy wave-surfing, kite surfing and blokarting.
In recent years, new or restored visitor attractions have attracted even more visitors to the region; the Eden Project is famous for its giant geodesic domes housing exotic plants from different parts of the globe, while nearby the Lost Gardens of Heligan has impressive kitchen gardens and a wildlife hide.
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