The Garden and Tregrehan Rare Plant Fair

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Tregrehan has been home to the Carlyon family since 1565. Jovey Carlyon's passion for trees during the late 19th century is evident in the towering specimens seen today. Beneath this canopy Gillian Carlyon's (1924-1987) renowned collection of camellias flourish. In quiet rebellion against this promiscuous genus, the botanical collection of the current 'gardener' (encumbered with the same passion as his forebears) requires an appreciation of the diversity of the world's flora. At its floral peak in the spring, the 20 acre garden and magnificent green-house (circa 1846)    

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Garden Open: mid March-Fri 30th May: Wed, Thur, Fri, Sun, 10:30 – 5 pm (CLOSED Mon, Tues & Sat)

                          June-end August:  Wednesday only,  1 pm- 4:30 pm      

Admission:  Adults £8.00, children free      Groups by arrangement
Enquiries:      Tregrehan Garden, Tregrehan, Par, Cornwall PL24 2SJ
           Phone/ fax: 00 44 (0) 1726 812438
Shop and facilities: Tea and coffee, snacks. We do not supply lunches but you can bring your picnic basket 
                                 WC suitable for disabled. Parking for cars and coaches. No dogs in the garden
Nursery open during garden open hours and by appointment anytime.   Specialising in rare and unusual plants of species origin propagated from the garden. Professional advice available
Tregrehan Garden Rare Plant Fair
Sunday 2nd June 2019, 10:00am – 3pm, admission free          Garden entry £5 per person
        Tea & Coffee
        Cake & Biscuits (all proceeds to the Internation Tree Foundation) 
        Light lunch
 2019 growers included… 

We hope to host the following specialist nurseries for 2019 ~

Surreal Succulents – Tremenheere Nursery, Penzance

Nicholas Lock Plants, Mevagissey

Mark Fillan – Tuckermarsh Plants, Yelverton

James and Katie Treseder  – Treseder Plants, St Austell

Mike Bell – Treraven Plants, Bodmin –  bamboos

Paul Bonavia – Exclusive Plants, Constantine

Bleddyn & Sue Wynn-Jones – Crug Farm Nursery, Wales

Geoff Turner – Baracott Plants, Gunnislake – shade loving plants

Kim Parish – Landscapes of Distinction, Newquay

Claire Batten & Jeff Rowe -Penberth Plants, St Buryan

Ben Candlin – Adventurous Plants – aroids

Dick Fulcher – Bodwelen Plants

Charles Williams – Burncoose Nurseries, Redruth

Selma Kolphaus – Garden Design

Andrew Pearson – Palmtraders, Exeter – palms and other exotics

Tricia & Peter Howard – Hidden Valley

John Sirkett – Mallorn Gardens, Redruth

Jane Hollow – Pounsley Plants, Roses

Chris Osborne – Kelnan Plants, Restios and Proteas

Rob Grudge – Desert to Jungle, Taunton – treeferns

Stephen Mules – Lower Kenneggy Nursery, Rosudgeon – coastal

Rob Brown – Cotswold Garden Flowers

Charlie Pridham – Roseland House

Tom Hudson – Tregrehan Garden, Par

Barracott Plants, Orchard Cottage, Geoff Turner of Gunnislake


Safety in the Garden and Surrounds

Please wear suitable clothing and footwear (ie boots) for your trip around the garden which may involve some steep slopes.  Graveled paths indicate flat routes, woodland paths (grassed) and tracks are less accessible and should be avoided by those of us less abled. If you have disabilities please seek detailed help and advice on arrival

After Spring and Winter gales and heavy rain slipping and tripping hazards are very real in a woodland garden like Tregrehan.  Please stick to the paths at all times and proceed with particular care when conditions are wet underfoot.  Under certain conditions you will be advised not to take particular paths, but to avoid limiting your access we respect your sense to make these decisions and share responsibility for your safety

The woodland gardens and pathways were created long before modern health and safety requirements so please explore carefully.  The garden does contain hidden hazards especially for children (eg badger holes, steep slopes, a stream and a lake) and it is therefore essential that children are accompanied at all times

While the Tregrehan Estate has taken reasonable measures to eliminate risks for visitors it is not possible to remove every conceivable risk in a woodland garden of this sort.   The responsibility for the safety of visitors should therefore be seen to be shared between visitors and the Estate


Please pay attention to the signage on the Estate.   Areas may be CLOSED or PRIVATE due to quarries, mineshafts, water, pest control or nesting birds.   There is no access in these areas at any time