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Trebah Garden

Trebah is possibly our favourite of the Cornish gardens, offering an epic display of colour and texture, set within a beautifully sheltered wooded-valley that gently slopes down to Trebah’s secluded beach.
Trebah Garden Trust, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth TR11 5JZ

Partridge's paw rating

5/5 Paws

Trebah Garden


Trebah Garden

Trebah Garden is a vast and verdant sub-tropical garden in Mawnan Smith, just 20-minutes’ drive from Falmouth. A dream to explore with your dog in tow, the gently sloping route through the thriving plants and trees will transport you from the moment you step inside. The unique climate allows exotic plants and flowers to flourish, creating a fascinating sub-tropical world for you and your dog to discover.

Explore with your dog

Trebah is possibly our favourite of the Cornish gardens, offering an epic display of colour and texture, set within a beautifully sheltered wooded-valley that gently slopes down to Trebah’s secluded beach that is only accessible from the bottom of the garden – Polgwidden Cove is the perfect spot to take a moment’s rest to drink in the stunning sea views, whilst your friend enjoys a paddle and some doggie ice-cream from the Boathouse Café.

Discover vibrant and lush planting, tallest trees, giant palms, bamboo thickets, camellia-cladded pathways, Rhododendron and Hydrangea valleys, along a Water Garden, built around a natural spring that flows downhill and a beautiful Mallard Pond with a quintessential pale blue arched-bridge. There’s also the brand new Court Garden – a pretty space constructed on the site of a former tennis court. Sheltered by warm stone walling, and planted more formally than other areas of the garden, it’s an incredibly peaceful space to take a moments rest and soak up the riot of colour within a diverse range of plants and flowers.

On site, you will also find a shop with artisan and handcrafted goods as well as a plant centre, stocked with the very best of local Cornish growers. Grab a little piece of Trebah to take home with you from the Nursery, where you will find varieties of plants that mirror those grown in the garden. There’s also a host of seeds, harvested and packaged by Trebah’s expert horticultural team.

Water bowls are available outside the visitor centre and there are complimentary poop bags given to dog owners on arrival. There are four dog bins provided within the garden, as well as one in the car park.

* Four-legged friends must be kept on a leash at all times.

Where can you eat

After exploring the gardens, visit the Trebah Kitchen for delicious and wholesome dishes including fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grains and seeds. Suppliers are sourced from the immediate community, so you can expect lots of local, seasonal ingredients as well as ethically reared meats and sustainably-caught fish. Dogs are welcome to join you at the designated doggie tables as well as on the garden terrace and in the picnic area.

The Boathouse Beach Café is set on Trebah’s gorgeous private beach and serves a selection of refreshing cold drinks, along with freshly ground, ethically sourced Origin coffee. There’s also delicious ice-cream from Roskilly’s, made just across the river at Tregellast Barton Farm in St Keverne. Your pals can also enjoy tubs of ice cream.

Where to walk

There are ample routes and paths to discover within the garden itself, but if you’re after more of a stretch, there’s the Trebah Garden circular – a 2.3-km easy circular trail near Falmouth, a quiet route that takes around 36-minutes to complete.

What Partridge says

I loved everything about Trebah with its many trails and nature sniffs, especially the surprise and delight of finding a beach at the bottom – perfect for a paddle, my humans treated me to some doggie ice-cream too! Us four-legs are very well catered for with water bowls and poo bins, it’s definitely a dog’s paradise garden as well.

Partridge's paw rating

5/5 Paws

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