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This was a twenty-five acre, one hundred and sixty years in the making, sub-tropical garden situated by the Telford river.
The view to the river and sea beyond was breathtaking as it swooped down through glorious bog primulas, colourful azaleas and rhododendrons and endless shades of green from the trees and shrubs.

Trebah boasts the tallest Chusan pines in the country. Clumps of bamboo grew at an alarming rate and great mounds of gunnera found their rightful place on islands in the river.
Blue and white  hydrangeas were waiting their turn to flower later on either side of the ponds.
Further down the river a white “Monet” style bridge crossed the so-called Mallard pond where mallards were indeed swimming.

Most of the party made their way to the beach where a few hardy souls paddled in the very cold water before sunning themselves and idly watching the odd sailing yacht and pleasure steamer pass by.
This beautiful, mature garden is open every day of the year. Dogs are allowed on leads. Hurrah!
An excellent new café was at the top of the garden near a shop and a good plant area.
Jean Laycock

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