Trewithen Gardens

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Address and contact details
Grampound Road, Truro, TR2 4DD
Tel: 01726883647/07743470945
Email: gary@trewithen-;
Web site:
Background to the collection
Year founded:1715
Umbrella organisation:English Heritage, Royal Horticultural Society
Owner:Mr Galsworthy
Director/Manager:James Humpeys
Curator/Head Gardener:Gary Long
Contact person:Gary Long
Total Staff:30
Total Horticultural Staff:3
Accessions:Own database
Collections:Own database
Physical environment
Soil type:Clay, acid
Aspect:South, south west and varied
Total area:12 ha
Weather recordsRecords kept
Direction:South west
Average annual:1183 mm (2008)
Plant collection
Geographical area(s) of specialisation:
Asiatic, south American
Special families within the collections:
Magnoliaceae, Theaceae, Ericaceae
Special genera within the collections:
Magnolia, Rhododendron, Camellia, Schima
Record Keeping:Both
Record System:Access
Plant-collecting trips:No
Facilities on site
Research facilities:No
Identifications:Yes (if possible)
Teaching and Education:No
Friends Organisation:No
Visitor facilities:Plant sales, Tea shop, gift shop, 'Travelling trees' exhibition, history video
Access to the collections
Public access:Public entry during opening times, via contact during other times
Public opening hours:Mon-Fri: 10.00-16.30
Sat: 10.00-16.30
Sun: April, May & June only
Guiding principles behind the collection
To follow and be guided by George Johnstone

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