Location: Trebah Garden, Falmouth
Photographer: Rowena Castillo Nicholls
Videographer: Rob Nicholls
The weather is gorgeous so I had a fantastic and fabulous time walking around the spectacular Trebah Garden.
Loads of amazing wildlife around. We've seen 10 species of butterflies: 3x Peacock, 1x Red Admiral, 2x Comma, 1x Orange Tip, 5x Small White, 3x Large White, a pair of mating Green-veined White, 2x Speckled Wood, 2x Small Copper and 2x Holly Blue.
1x Speckled Wood in our garden. 1x Brimstone and 4x Small White on the road.
Trebah Garden is a uniquely beautiful, wooded 25 acre sub-tropical ravine garden that descends to its own beach on the beautiful Helford River. It is the wild and magical result of 160 years of inspired and dedicated creation. The natural spring at the top of the garden drops 10ft into the Koi Pool and cascades through drifts of brightly coloured waterside plantings.
Mediterranean and southern hemisphere plants intermingle with Trebah’s groves of huge Australian tree ferns and palms. A giant plantation of gunnera and clumps of huge bamboos give this garden a unique and exotic wildness matched by no other garden in the British Isles. It has been rated as one of the best 80 gardens in the world.
Many of the plants, such as the azaleas and rhododendrons, selected for their fragrance, have been planted in drifts on the ravine sides.
n early spring, Trebah comes alive with a colourful array of 100-year-old rhododendrons, magnolias and camellias; in summer, the giant gunnera is a must see for young and old. In autumn, Hydrangea Valley casts clouds of china blue and soft white across Mallard Pond and in winter, our spectacular champion trees dominate the landscape, the Bamboozle looks striking,whilst plants from the southern hemisphere can be seen flowering.