Central - Trip 4
Trebah is situated just north of the Lizard peninsula on the mouth of the Helford estuary. Records of Trebah date back to the Doomsday survey of 1085, when it was the property of the Bishop of Exeter. It subsequently passed through the hands of some of the most important and influential families in the Duchy. The gardens are described as a sub-tropical paradise and have over four miles of footpaths connecting various features, including numerous pools and ponds, a hydrangea valley, a rhododendron valley and numerous other beautiful and fascinating areas. We will have our lunch here before heading off to Trelissick.
Trelissick House was built in the 1870s and had various owners until it came into the hands of the Copeland family. Ida Copeland was MP for Stoke in the 1930s. In 2018 there will be special exhibition celebrating the centenary of women getting the vote, concentrating on Ida’s life and political career. The estate has numerous formal aspects as well as 300 acres of woodland.