Trebah Garden Trust

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Address and contact details
Mawnan Smith, Near Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5JZ
Tel: 01326 250448
Fax: 01326 250781
Latitude: 50° 06' 21" N
Longitude: 05° 07' 19" W
Background to the collection
Ownership:Trebah Garden Trust
Umbrella organisation:PlantNetwork
Director: Mike Harvey
Head Gardener: Darren Dickey
Plant Archivist: Nicola Wharton
Contact person: Nicola Wharton
Total Staff:50
Total Horticultural Staff:7
Physical environment
Altitude:0-62 m
Soil type:Acid
Total area:10.5 ha
Area heated:150 m²
Weather recordsRecords kept
Average daily:10.2 °C
Av. monthly max:18.3 °C
Av. monthly min:2.5 °C
Absolute maximum:23 °C (1996)
Absolute minimum:-4 °C (1996)
Direction:South and west
Strength:Below average
Average annual:1179 mm
Month of maximum:January
Month of minimum:June
Plant collection
Notable plants within the collection:
Tallest Trachycarpus fortuneii in the country. Largest collection of Dicksonia antartica in the country.
Geographical area(s) of specialisation:
Southern Africa, Southwestern Europe, Australia, Western South America, China
Special families within the collections:
Ericaceae, Gramineae, Hydrangeaceae, Magnoliaceae, Compositae, Podocarpaceae, Myrtaceae, Proteaceae, Cornaceae, Theaceae, Cupressaceae, Pinaceae, Agavaceae, Palmae, Crassulaceae, Liliaceae, Fagaceae, Flacourtiaceae, Winteraceae, Pittosporaceae
Special genera within the collections:
Rhododendron, Camellia, Arundinaria, Phyllostachys, Hydrangea, Magnolia, Laurelia, Myrtus, Lomatia, Podocarpus, Gevuina, Cornus, Gunnera, Dicksonia, Phormium, Agave, Trachycarpus, Cordyline, Aeonium, Azara
Record Keeping:Kept since 1989
Record System:Access
Plant-collecting trips:National
Facilities on site
Library:274 items, no public access
Research facilities:No
Identifications:Undertakes identifications for the general public. Internal verification of material
Teaching and Education:Potential for primary, secondary, higher, taxonomic and public education
Interpretation:Supervised garden walks, signs, brochures, guided trails
Friends Organisation:No
Visitor facilities:Restaurant, plant shop, gift shop
Access to the collections
Public access:Admission charge
Visitors per year:100,000
Public opening hours:Mon-Sun: 10.30am-5pm
Guiding principles behind the collection
The garden aims to preserve and enhance a historic plant collection while maintaining the natural, wild beauty of the Cornish ravine setting.
Location map

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