Trebah Gardens — Mawnan Smith
Trebah Gardens is situated down a valley on the bank of the Helford River. This beautiful garden is home to many tropical species of plants as well as large stretches of ferns, rhododendron and bamboo and also amoungst the trees there are ponds on different levels as you walk down to sea level.
At all times of year there is something to see at Trebah, the visitor welcome staff are knowledgable about which areas of the garden are particularly worth a look.
Trebah host many events, please see the calendar section of their website, including a nature week in partnership with Cornwall Wildlife Trust.
At the bottom of the garden you have to go up and over the coastal footpath to the private beach. After your walk you’ll deserve an ice cream or a cake so you’ll be delighted to hear that there is a kiosk cafe on the beach, open through the summer months!
The sand/pebble cove looks out to the mouth of the river. You’ll often see a variety of boats sailing, rowing and fishing off the beach in the summer. It is safe to swim, but please note that there are no lifeguards present so please be careful of tides and currents. It is also a good skimming beach so look out for those perfect stones!