Promenade on Prince William Walk at Trengwainton

The coastal redwood is a favourite snacking station for squirrels © National Trust/Marina Rule

The coastal redwood is a favourite snacking station for squirrels

Trengwainton Garden in Cornwall has a history of commemorating all things royal; from the Jubilee Garden to the various trees planted on the Royal Meadow. So when His Royal Highness Prince William was born in 1982, the tradition continued with the creation of Prince William Walk.

Pooh sticks anyone?

Situated between the Long Walk and the Jubilee Garden, Prince William Walk meanders gently beside a stream which falls away in a series of small waterfalls. The bridge which crosses its quiet flow is the perfect spot for you to try a game of Pooh sticks.

Some sheepish plants

Water-loving plants provide colour throughout the season and the area beyond the bridge is dominated by clumps of elegantly leaved Hostas and delicate Epimediums. Native to China, Epimediums have a fantastic collection of common names including Rowdy Lamb Herb, Barrenwort, Bishop's Hat, Fairy Wings, Horny Goat Weed, or Yin Yang Huo.

Keep an eye out for snacking squirrels

Two tall trees tower over this area; a coastal redwood and a superb specimen of a Monterey cypress.

Take a look at the coastal redwood and you’ll see its beautiful, deep red bark looking a little worse for wear. This is caused by grey squirrels who love to gnaw at the bark to get at the sweet, sap-filled layers underneath. Trees can eventually die if the bark is completely ringed in this way.