Tregothnan is the home of English tea and the most British tea in history. Pioneers in luxury tea and the first to grow tea in the UK.

A living estate owned since 1334 by one family who love growing rare plants from all over the globe.

Jonathon Jones pioneered tea and other businesses and has become known around the world as the ‘tea man’.

Tregothnan also offer

  • Tea training courses.
  • Luxury accommodation for guests.
  • Tea events including the largest gardens opening for charity.
  • On site training and tasting.
  • Lectures and tea experiences delivered world wide.


Home to the Boscawen family, Tregothnan is a living and working private Cornish estate, with a rich history dating back to 1334. The name ‘Tregothnan’ literally means ‘The House at the Head of the Valley’ and is still a private family home today.

It has the largest historic, botanic garden in Cornwall. Its character was formed by the sixth Viscount Falmouth and his brother – the rector of nearby Lamorran who bought Rhododendrons, rare trees, shrubs and ornamental Camellias into the arboretum two hundred years ago.

Tregothnan has persevered in pioneering botanical firsts, using our expertise to nurture rare plants, shrubs and Camellia Sinensis (tea plants) within our unique micro-climate. Eight miles from the coast with the deep sea creek of the Fal Estuary running through the estate, the warm and wet conditions are perfect for our thriving tea plantations, which allows us to grow and produce the most British tea in history.

Find us at The Woodyard, Tregothnan, Truro

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Opening Hours


09:00 - 17:00


09:00 - 17:00


09:00 - 17:00


09:00 - 17:00


09:00 - 17:00


Closed except for charity event


Closed except for charity event