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“No problem if you are disabled” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Trebah Gardens

Trebah Gardens
Mawnan Smith, Falmouth TR11 5JZ, England
01326 252200
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Ranked #1 of 23 attractions in Falmouth
Type: Gardens
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Owner description: This magnificent 26-acre Cornish ravine garden features a rich collection of rare and exotic plants, trees and shrubs.
Rome, Italy
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“No problem if you are disabled”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

We visited Trebar yesterday with a moderately disabled guest. We booked a mobility scooter just before leaving (recommended) and it was ready for us on our arrival. Our guest was given an overview, a short test drive and then we were all off. The scooter was quite a powerful one so managed this valley garden without any mishaps and the route was well marked and very enjoyable taking in all the sights.

I can recommend the Trebar's restaurant with its locally sourced food (and in particular their sausage bap), although I believe the beach cafe is also very good (although not accessible by wheelchair or scooter unfortunately).

I think all Cornish gardens are best viewed in the Spring to enjoy the Camelias, Rhodedendrums and Magnolias, but Trebar has some lovely waterfall/pool features and, of course, the Helford sits at the bottom of the valley on a nice little beach.

Well worth a visit and dog friendly too (so long as they're on a lead).

Visited August 2012
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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“Lovely day out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

The trebah gardens are fantastic, with great views, activities and a beach. There are trails to do and prizes, to collect if you get them coretc. There is good value in the shop and the overallexperience! Fantastic

Visited August 2012
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London
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“Truly gorgeous setting.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Lots to see and do for all the family.
The children's play area is enough to make us visit alone. Lovely setting and well kept gardens. The cafe serves some tasty treats.

Visited July 2012
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Sheffield
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“Bamboo but not bamboozled”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

In fact the antonym for "bamboozled" is "Enlightened" and that's what you get from Trebah Gardens where the plants are rationally and attractively grouped for your enjoyment and education.
I specifically mention bamboo as Trebah has an extensive collection of this interesting species but also has similarly extensive collections of other mainly sub-tropical plants, shrubs and trees.
There are many routes through the gardens and most end at a very pleasant secluded shingle beach at the mouth of the Helford River.
The staff were very pleasant and helpful, (I telephoned to find costs and more before setting off for the journey to the gardens and received a very helpful and friendly response). We got the firm impression that the staff are as keen on the maintainance of the gardens as we were on the whole experience of being there.
The gardens have a very pleasant cafe plant sales area, and shop offering other items of garden and wild life items.
There is plenty of car parking and plenty of reasons for making the journey to find and enjoy Trebah gardens.

Visited August 2012
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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“Great visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Hard to find words to describe just how beautiful these gardens are - there something to delight the eye at every turn and enough to keep every member of the family interested. At the end of the gardens there is a delightful private beach ideal for families.

Visited August 2012
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