Green Values

At Trebah, we are committed to communicating to others the care and love we have for this unique environment.

Trebah’s environmental policies are:

  • Reduce, re-use and recycle onsite, wherever possible

  • Responsible purchasing, local sourcing, seasonal catering and low food miles, wherever possible

  • Communicate to and with our visitors and staff, survey and implement actions and promote green credentials, wherever possible

  • Continue to monitor, evaluate and change systems, wherever possible

Solar Energy

In 2016, a Solar Photovoltaics system was installed on the Visior Centre to provide Trebah with sustainable power to our Shops and Cafe.

They reduce energy consumption by an estimated 25% and save over 28,500 kg CO2 a year - the equivalent of planting 28 trees per year!

Solar panels at trebah

Ground Source Heating System

In 2019, work started on a Ground Source Heating System at Trebah. Installed under the site of the Walled Garden, 100m deep boreholes were drilled and pipework installed.

Ground Source Heating will heat and provide hot water for the Visitor Centre, using cleaner energy, and replace our old propane gas-powered boilers.

Ground Source Heating installation at trebah

Electric Tools

Our Garden Team rely on power tools to keep Trebah looking its finest. Where possible, we have switched from petrol-powered to electical-powered ones, to reduce our carbon emissions.

Gardener with electric leaf blower

5 Year Plastic-Free Plan

Having been accredited as a Plastic Free Champion in 2019, Trebah is in the process of implementing a 5 year plastic-free plan.

Our Green Team is working hard to ensure Trebah is plastic-free by 2025.

Plastic free award for trebah