Trengwainton was given to the National Trust because of the significance of its plant collection. The garden contains rare plant specimens from around the world, including some rhododendron hybrids that are unique to this collection. Trengwainton is the creation of two very different families, and of course their skilled and industrious gardeners. The Kitchen Garden, revolutionary in its day, is a truly remarkable piece of design. The garden’s collection of plants from far-flung corners of the world is exceptional and award-winning. The 25-acre garden is bursting with interest, all year round, with exotic trees and shrubs thriving in this sheltered corner of Cornwall. This guidebook will tell you something about the remarkable people responsible for what you see today, and point out some of the garden’s highlights along the way.