"I think its a magical garden, I love it" Alice, aged 9
Trebah Wins .....GOLD
Last night, Trebah Garden was awarded GOLD for Large Visitor Attraction of the Year at the South West Regional Tourism Awards. Trebah picked up the award in front of a host of industry peers, receiving the award from renowned travel journalist and BBC presenter, Simon Calder. Trebah won joint GOLD with Cotehele, making it a fantastic night for Cornish gardens.
Nigel Burnett, Director of Trebah Garden said of picking up GOLD:
"We are absolutely thrilled and delighted to receive Gold. It is a hard fought contest and we are up against some very big players in the tourism industry. The team at Trebah really deserve this award, it recognises all the hard work and effort we continue to put in, making Trebah a fabulous place to visit. Trebah was one of the first places in Cornwall to advocate all year round opening, proving critics that Cornwall isn't just a spring or summer destination. We've won awards in the past for our catering and the garden, but this award is very special, as it acknowledges everybody who plays a part in making Trebah a fantastic place to work, visit and inspire".
The regional awards were held at the International Riveria Centre in Torquay, Trebah Garden was put forward for Large Visitor Attraction of the Year, after winning GOLD at the Cornwall Tourism Awards in October, last year. The attraction is judged on a number of criteria, including details of Trebah's financial performance, visitor numbers, marketing strategy, plans and actions, as well as general information about the visitor experience. A mystery shop then took place in the late summer, providing the final test for Trebah to exceed all visitor expectations.
Simon Calder described Trebah Garden as: "A magical place to visit, with a great Cafe".
Claire Vickers, Marketing & PR Manager at Trebah describes Trebah's award-winning attributes:
"Trebah remains a firm favourite amongst visitors to Cornwall. The amazing sub-tropical gardens are in a magnificent location, with spectacular plant species from all over the world, so even the most reluctant of gardeners fall in love with this place. It is quite unique in the way it appeals to families with young children and the way it even welcomes canine visitors. And to top it all, it has one of the best cafes in Cornwall!"