Trenarth Gardens, High Cross, Constantine, Near Falmouth, Cornwall. TR11 5JN. 01326
Open Dates for 2018
Sunday 24th June: gardens open for the National Gardens Scheme, 2-5 Sunday 15th July: gardens open for Merlin Centre 2-5 Sunday 5th August: gardens open for Cornwall Wildlife Trust 2-5 The gardens are also open by prior appointment, in aid of either the NGS or Cornwall Hospice Care. Entrance is £5.00 per person, children free, dogs on leads welcome. There are normally some plants for sale, and tea and refreshments are available. Garden tours can also be arranged for group bookings. Part of Cornwall Wildlife Trust "My Wildlife" campaign on website and bus shelters, as "My wildlife My Legacy", featured in My Cornwall Jan. 2016. We now have a new willow bus shelter complete with bus stop and time table!
WI Life magazine Feb. 2016 illustrated article about Trenarth Gardens, written by Katherine Lambert, photos by Charles Francis.
Above fields and woods leading to the Helford River, Trenarth comprises around 4 acres of closely cultivated garden whose grounds wrap around a historic farmhouse and barns.
~ Cornwall Today: Garden of the Month, May 2010 ~
~ Featured in Cornwall Gardener, May 2010 ~
~ Abundant wildlife, including a maternity roost of Lesser Horseshoe Bats (recently filmed for BBC Television) ~ ~ A garden truly for every season of the year ~ Garden Manager: Jeremy Pedersen
Trenarth is situated between the villages of Constantine and Mawnan Smith on the north bank of the Helford River, and within easy reach of Falmouth, Truro and Helston. Directions from Truro: Take the A39 towards Falmouth until reaching the roundabout near Asda and B&Q. Turn right up the hill into the village of Mabe and then left at the junction following signs for Mawnan Smith and Constantine. Continue past Argal reservoir until arriving at the crossroads. Turn right towards Lamanva, continuing for around half a mile, and then left towards Constantine. After approximately a mile and a half take the left hand turn towards Mawnan Smith at High Cross. 30 yards from the Mawnan turning take the dead end lane bearing right, Trenarth is half a mile at the end of this lane