"I think its a magical garden, I love it" Alice, aged 9

Trebah gets “spookily” different! with “Free Entry for children” and a night walk this half term.

Added 6 yearss ago

For the first time on the 30th of October a “Spooky Night Walk” will be held at Trebah Garden. It will be a unique opportunity to explore the eerily illuminated garden in the dead of night and find out what lurks in the shadows when the visitors have gone home.
As well as the spooky walk there are many other activities to keep the whole family’s hair standing on end at Trebah this half term. There is a terrifying garden trail to follow through the creepy under-growth every day. The ever popular creative fun drop-in workshops between 11am and 2pm on the 29th and 30th, when for just £3 your little horrors can carve their own pumpkin lantern and make a scary mask or wizard hat!
Director Nigel Burnett said “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.”
Head Gardener Darren Dickey added “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.”

Take a torch and creep through the undergrowth and shadowy lit pathways, past the gory gunnera and beastly bamboo. Get dressed up and ready for your blood to curdle as you navigate the garden via various horrifying installations. Storytelling ghouls will be on hand to guide you on your way and ensure you miss nothing. In all the evening is set to be a fantastic apple-bobbing, blood curdling, fun filled, family experience with free entry to under 15s in fancy dress and only £5 per adult. The Garden will be open for freakish fun from 6-8pm. The Troll from under Trebahs famous blue bridge pointed out “We do apologise but this evening is just too scary for dogs and far to dangerous for pushchairs!” The café will be open on the evening and ready to serve fangtastic hot chocolates and warming freshly ground coffees to yummy mummies and deathly dads and all their marauding monsters.