Friday, 31 May 2013

Getting close to nature in a fun, child friendly way!

Exploring Trebah Gardens was a highlight to our holiday, and our little one didn't want to leave!!

Whenever you think of visiting a garden, you wouldn't necessarily think it would be the ideal place to take a toddler. But, there are so much more to many gardens then meets the eye. Take Trebah gardens, for example. Situated just outside Falmouth, Cornwall, Trebah gardens offers a fantastic opportunity to get close to nature, but in a fun way!

The smells and colours of the whole place stimulates the senses as soon as you step through the gates. We headed straight down the beach path when we arrived to discover the private beach. The beach is a mix of sand and stone and a great place for shell collecting as well as for a little history.....7,500 men from the 29th US Infantry Division embarked from Trebah beach during the D Day landings!

 Back along the gardens, our daughter was fascinated by the Genera passage ( Giant Rhubarb!!) and by the Bamboo forest, which kept her busy hiding from imaginary tigers and lions for a good while!! In fact, finding flower heads on the floor to smell and touch, playing "watch the leaf" as it hurtles down the water garden stream and even just walking listening to the birds singing made it a great day for our little one.

With 2 play areas, picnic spots and beautiful water gardens as well as a cafe (Highly recommend the cornish cream tea!) and a shop, this is a wonderful place to visit with young children. Some of the pathways are not totally suitable for pushchairs, but we managed fine and you can use the disabled paths and still see all the wonderful plants!

My little one and Daddy playing a leaf game, watching it go down stream!!

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