"I think its a magical garden, I love it" Alice, aged 9
Trebah - excitingly different for all the family every season.
With the dark evenings upon us and leaves falling from the trees it is easy to get cosy and curl up by the fire and get into the mind set that the great out-doors is off-limits until spring. This is not so. Be brave, pull on your mittens and put on a hat and head down to Trebah.
Autumn is a great time to explore the garden without the summer crowds, there is still plenty of Mediterranean colour in the garden and as winter approaches you can see the impressive bare structures of some of the champion trees. The giant rhubarb (Gunnera) is felled in early October creating an eerie pre-historic landscape, the perfect backdrop for some spooky Halloween fun.
This half-term there is a terrifying trail through the creepy under-growth every day. Some creative fun workshops for little horrors and for the first time on the 30th of October a Spooky Night Walk, an opportunity to explore the illuminated garden in the death of night and find out what lurks in the shadows when the visitors have gone home. See the website for more spine-chilling details!
A factual Gunpowder and treason trail for November is another reason to wrap up and get out and about as well as a fun way to absorb some history.
This December experience a Truly Trebah Christmas with festivities that encompass a crafty European feel thats more gingham than glitzy, follow the sleigh trail to find Santa in the elves village and make your own decoration in their workshop.
Frosty days are the perfect excuse to indulge in a hot chocolate, warm up with a homemade soup or treat the family to a hearty Sunday Roast, so dont forget to make Trebahs award winning café an essential part of your visit.