Trebah Gardens, Cornwall

Trebah is consistently one of the most popular Cornish gardens, a true plantsman’s garden and a significant tourism asset. Although with a similar history to the National Trust’s Glendurgan, next door, Trebah has enjoyed a very different recent past.

Following earlier specialist advice on water management, we helped the Trust to win major funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and others to restore historic features within the garden, and to provide new visitor facilities.

The opening of the Hibbert Centre in 2002 has secured the future of one of Cornwall’s most popular and nationally important plantsman’s gardens. Alongside the provision of the new Caroe & Partners’ designed visitor education building and tea-room, sensitively integrated into the landscape, the project included the restoration of the fern quarry, lookout, Alice’s Seat (a cob and thatch garden building) and a designed glade.

Our Contribution

  • Historic Landscape Survey and Restoration Plan
  • Project manager for the whole project,  completed on budget.
  • Signage Design
  • Repair and conservation of water features
  • Archaeological and design input to the Civil Trust award – winning recreation of Alice’s Seat.
  • Funding by Heritage Lottery Fund and  European Union 
  • Hard and soft landscape design

Trebah Garden Trust

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Trebah Gardens, Cornwall

Nicholas Pearson Partnership LLP

East Timewell, Morebath, Devon EX16 9BY

tel: 01398 331444