A tourist attraction near Falmouth has been named as one of the top ten gardens in the world.

Trebah Garden, on the Helford River in Cornwall, was named joint 8th in the list.

Based on visitor reviews, including Tripadvisor, Trebah was placed alongside the National Orchid Garden in Singapore, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden in Hawaii and Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania, USA also in 8th place.

Each of them enjoy 96.5 per cent of their reviews being four stars or higher.

Only two other British gardens beat Trebah - Bodnant and Plas-Cadnant, both in Wales.

The list was compiled by travel insurance experts insureandgo.com 

Boyce Thompson Arboretum at Arizona in the USA was ranked number one. 

The view down Trebah GardenThe view down Trebah Garden (Image: Trebah)

The Trebah team said it was “delighted” to make the list, announcing that it had also been recognised in Tripadvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards for 2024.

The award honours businesses that consistently earn great reviews, placing them among the top ten per cent of listings around the world on Tripadvisor.

Jon Cummins, CEO at Trebah Garden, said: “I would like to thank all our visitors both local and international for their support and kind words through the online reviews they have left us.

“We are honoured and thrilled that our small piece of paradise in Cornwall is ranked as one of the best gardens to visit in the world alongside globally famous attractions.”

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He went on to thank the team at Trebah for making both recognitions possible, adding: “I would like to recognise the fantastic team of staff and volunteers at Trebah for all their efforts in caring for this special garden and providing exemplary service to every visitor we welcome.

“We are delighted to be acknowledged as a favourite amongst travellers over the past year.”

The Water Garden at TrebahThe Water Garden at Trebah (Image: Trebah)

Trebah’s Travellers’ Choice Award was based on feedback left in reviews on Tripadvisor over a 12-month period.

It included reviews such as “Trebah was the highlight of my trip. I enjoyed Tresco and Heligan but Trebah was the magnificent best” and “Certainly a day out not to be missed.”

John Boris, Chief Growth Officer at Tripadvisor, said: “Congratulations to Trebah Garden on its recognition in Tripadvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards for 2024.

“Travellers’ Choice honours businesses that consistently demonstrate a commitment to hospitality excellence. This means you have made such a memorable impact on your visitors that many of them took the time to go online and leave a great review about their experience.

“People rely on Tripadvisor’s Travellers’ Choice seal to help them navigate the myriad of things to see, eat and do across the globe. We hope this recognition continues to drive business to you in 2024 and beyond.”