Tregothnan Gardens will be opening its usually private gates to the public this weekend as part of the Estate’s special Charity Open Garden Weekend.  

Visitors will have the chance to wander through Tregothnan’s ancient camellia walkways and amongst the largest rhododendrons in the world, for one weekend only on April 20 and 21.

Covering over 100 acres, the scale of the garden ensures opportunities for visitors to explore Tregothnan’s variety of trees, historic treasures, botanical wonders, rare collections, sweeping vistas and secluded groves on the banks of the river Fal. Tregothnan is internationally known for cultivating Britain's first home-grown tea and has been producing it since 1999. 

Tregothnan’s entirely private estate opens once a year to support local charities. Over the last five years the Estate has raised over £200,000 for various good causes. All proceeds that are raised for this year’s event will be donated to The Sowenna Appeal, Pentreath and Farm Cornwall.  

The Sowenna Appeal supports a 14-bed specialist mental health unit for teenagers located in Bodmin, while Cornish charity Pentreath provide support and guidance to people experiencing and recovering from mental ill health. Farm Cornwall is a charity set up by a group of farmers and landowners in 2001 to provide business support to small family farmers. 

The gardens will be open from 10am – 5pm, with the last entry to the garden at 4pm. 

To book tickets for the two open days this weekend, visit: