Gunnera Passage

A visit to Trebah during summer would not be complete without experiencing the green twilight world of the Gunnera Passage.

Much loved by children and situated between Azolla Pool and Mallard Pond, the passage leads beneath a great swathe of ‘Giant Rhubarb' or ‘Elephant's Rhubarb'. When it rains you can take shelter beneath them or on a hot day, the leaves create welcome shade.

This native of the mountains of south-east Brazil has absolutely enormous leaves, borne aloft on thick succulent, prickly stems as thick as a man's wrist.