Rhododendron Valley

Trebah's rhododendrons take centre stage in spring and by late March, the whole valley is full of rhododendrons in flower.

Trebah has literally hundreds of specimens, ranging from the ‘home grown' Trebah Gem with its soft pink blooms, to the mighty Himalayan tree rhododendrons, such as R .arboreum.

The magnificent ‘Glory of Penjerrick', a rhododendron with possibly the deepest pink flower of all to the delicate Indian Rhododendron nuttallii with its fragrant, pale yellow, lily-like flowers.

You can well understand why a hundred years ago, villagers from Mawnan Smith used to describe a walk through Trebah as ‘coming up paradise'.