Jump to content
Thunder?
Local
Radar
Pollen
IGNORED

Trewithen Gardens


Recommended Posts

Posted
  • Location: Camborne
  • Location: Camborne

    One of the best gardens in Cornwall. Unfortunately photos don't do it justice but anyway a few snaps. Would have been handy if I'd had my 10-20mm lens with me.

     

    Trewithen is Cornish for 'the House in the Spinney' and in 1904 that was an apt name. Thomas Hawkins commissioned a plan of the gardens in 1738 and, although it wasn't completed, it formed the basis of much of the landscape inherited by George Johnston more than 160 years later. The 18th century trees and glades were flourishing and a 'pleasure garden' had been established, with lovely views across Hawkins' lands.

     

    1905 saw the arrival of 100 hybrids of Rhododendron arboreum. In 1910 family life returned to Trewithen with George Johnstone's marriage and, in his new wife's honour, he named one of the loveliest specimens R. 'Alison Johnstone'. Another handsome home-raised hybrid, R 'Jack Skilton' is named after Trewithen 's first head gardener. The next step in thegarden's creation was the result of World War I when 300 beech trees were felled by government order.They were to be used as trench props by British nd Canadian troops and the space created by their removal allowed George Johnstone to mark out and rocreate the great vista and glade which stretches outhward from the front of the house.

     

    Trewithen's extensive gardens boast 24 champion trees. These are trees that have been officially measured by the Tree Register and declared champions for either being the tallest of their type or for having the largest diameter. Major gardens and parks throughout Britain and Ireland are inspected to update champion tree records- Trewithen 's trees have been measured twice in the last five years.

     

    post-12275-0-64309500-1400331536_thumb.j

    post-12275-0-15728000-1400331549_thumb.j

    post-12275-0-56807500-1400331561_thumb.j

    post-12275-0-64219100-1400331573_thumb.j

    post-12275-0-82959800-1400331584_thumb.j

    post-12275-0-51374400-1400331593_thumb.j

    post-12275-0-00426900-1400331608_thumb.j

    post-12275-0-78820700-1400331618_thumb.j

    post-12275-0-87341600-1400331632_thumb.j

    post-12275-0-37353100-1400331644_thumb.j

    post-12275-0-23230800-1400331656_thumb.j

    post-12275-0-33227700-1400331675_thumb.j

    post-12275-0-74694100-1400331690_thumb.j

    post-12275-0-06761800-1400331707_thumb.j

    post-12275-0-38219800-1400331725_thumb.j

    post-12275-0-77623200-1400331737_thumb.j

    post-12275-0-41074200-1400331758_thumb.j

    post-12275-0-24875200-1400331772_thumb.j

    post-12275-0-66953600-1400331787_thumb.j

    post-12275-0-30868000-1400331808_thumb.j

    post-12275-0-58588600-1400331826_thumb.j

    post-12275-0-04601400-1400331845_thumb.j

    Edited by knocker
    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    • Replies 0
    • Created
    • Last Reply

    Top Posters In This Topic

    Popular Days

    Top Posters In This Topic

    Posted Images

     Share

    ×
    ×
    • Create New...