Explore the all season gardens at Tregenna
The Sub-Tropical Garden
Wander along the pebbled path and into the walled sub-tropical garden. It’s here that the full benefits of the mild Cornish climate is really felt. Tender plants such as peonies and rhododendron are thriving in colourful abundance, due to the lack of severe frosts. Of course, the Victorian stone walling also protects the plants. It’s also home to mosses and lichens, creating a living wall which is a green backdrop to several of our self-catering cottages, as well as the larger planting.
Hotel residents and visitors alike enjoy shaded woodland walks on Tregenna estate – once they’ve pulled themselves away from their Cornish cream tea. The mature woodland is partly natural and partly planted with some specimen trees dating back to the building of Tregenna Castle in the late 18th century. It’s easy to feel miles from anywhere in the stillness of the woodland walks. There’s great excitement as you turn a corner in the path to discover another view, or a secret garden or undiscovered corner that you can have all to yourself.
It wouldn’t be a castle without formal gardens and Tregenna has these too. The snaking shapes of carefully tended topiary features sit alongside tulips and heathers in the flowerbeds.
The Water Garden
The water garden is a relatively recent addition at Tregenna. The gardeners were harking back to the Victorian water garden style, with a natural waterfall and lush planting, rather than the more artificial styles that might have clashed with its surroundings. The waterfall is found in a little glen, tucked into the hillside, surrounded by huge ferns while moss carpets the surrounding rocks.
Visiting Tregenna’s Gardens
Tregenna welcomes hotel residents to explore the gardens and many a family enjoys a woodland hunt for the Gruffalo or just scampering among the trees. Our outdoor and spa pools are set among the vivid greenery, giving a sense of the exotic. Visitors and coach parties are welcome by arrangement with reception and Head Gardener Bill Price and designer John Moreland are available for guided tours by prior appointment. Why not combine your visit with a delicious Cornish cream tea or make a booking in the Brasserie for lunch or dinner?
Food & Drink
Tuck into some delicious food rustled up by our talented team of chefs.
Get to know Tregenna
Breathtaking views, atlantic waves and the beautiful Cornish coast. More than a place to stay, Tregenna is an experience that you can tailor to your own desire.
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We have a wide range of activities for kids and adults alike at Tregenna Castle Resort. From onsite facilities, to partnerships with the local surf schools of Cornwall, there really is something for all ages.