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  • Writer's pictureGethin Thomas

Trebah Garden, Camellia Special


Tea Family


Camellias are beautiful flowering evergreen shrubs and trees which originate in China, Japan and neighbouring countries.

Garden forms are derived from only a few species, but with many thousands of hybrid varieties. The leaves of one species, Camellia sinensis, are dried to make tea.

Trebah has a large and varied collection of camellias. The oldest camellia at Trebah, Camellia sasanqua ‘Crimson King’, is believed to be over 90 yrs old and heralds in the camellia season with its bright crimson flowers. Others that start flowering before Christmas are Camellia sasanqua 'Hugh Evans' and Camellia japonica 'Nobilissima' and others continue until mid-summer.

Whilst camellias can be enjoyed at different parts of the garden, we have many varieties that grow on Camellia Walk - one of the first paths you come to as you enter the garden. As you can imagine, it is quite a colourful site to behold in spring.

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John Durham
John Durham
Apr 12, 2022

Beautiful! #8 is my favorite.


Unknown member
Mar 24, 2022

Absolutely gorgeous flowers. My favorite is the striped and the third one from below, both very unique.

Gethin Thomas
Gethin Thomas
Mar 25, 2022
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I think the striped one is my favourite too. This is now one of my favourite gardens. I will do another post showing the rest of it.

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