Visiting Trengwainton Garden: What you need to know

Giant tree fern glade at Trengwainton Garden, Cornwall

In this article you'll find everything you need to know about what's open and what you can expect on your visit.

In this article:

Arrival and parking

If you’re arriving by car there are two car parks to choose from; having turned off the road, the first car park on the left is the main car park or you can drive straight on a little way and you’ll come to a second car park on the right which is the overflow car park. If you’re looking for accessible spaces, drive to the bottom of the main car park, turn right and you’ll find accessible spaces marked out. This is also the nearest car park to the garden café. Coaches and campervans should park in the overflow car park.

If you're arriving by bus there's a regular bus service which stops right outside the garden gates or it’s around a 2 mile walk from the centre of Penzance. If you’re arriving by bike, there are cycle racks to the left of the shop/reception building.

Staying safe at Trengwainton

Following government guidance, we've lifted social distancing rules and other Covid restrictions in England. The safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff remains our top priority.

We'll continue to provide hand sanitiser and till screens and stick to our high standards of cleanliness. Face coverings are recommended in enclosed, crowded areas.

If you’re showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days, please don’t visit.


Garden: is open and we’ve removed the temporary one-way route.

Toilets: are open in the car park and next to the bookshop in the garden.

Tea-room: is open with indoor and outdoor seating for drinks and cakes only.

Shop and garden centre: are open.

Bookshop: is open.

Bringing a dog

Dogs (on short leads) are welcome throughout the garden. There are dog waste bins located off the drive on the Royal Meadow and in the lower car park.

Access for everyone

Most of the garden is accessible to wheelchair users but some inclines mean that users of manual wheelchairs may need the help of a strong companion. Look out for signs near the top of the garden for an alternative route that avoids a bridge.

There is an electric all-terrain mobility Tramper available to hire but must be booked in advance.

Exploring the garden

The garden may not be quite as you’re used to seeing it as we've limited the number of gardeners over the past 18 months.

The garden therefore isn't perhaps as well-groomed as you might be expecting and you could see some weeds and rough edges. There's still plenty of beauty and atmosphere here though so please bear with us as we do what we can.