Explore the garden

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Looking good in the garden



The azaleas, coming to an end but still  a profusion of colour.

Looking good in the garden

Rhododendron ‘Aladdin’ at Trelissick © National Trust


Found throughout the garden - discover the fantastic hybrids.

50 things garden adventure trail

Discover something new with every step

From wildlife watching to hunting for bugs, it really is an adventurer's paradise. Pick up your 50 things scrap book and a trail from the garden entrance.

Look out for...

  • The water tower - built in 1820s by Thomas Daniell to provide the water pressure that the house and garden lacked due to their elevated position
  • The Celtic cross - legend has it that from here the local priest would preach to the fishermen in their boats below
  • Tregothnan view - the curved seat commands a view of Tregothnan, home to Viscount Falmouth which can be seen on the skyline
  • Hydrangea Walk - the theme of hydrangeas overhung with flowering cherries created by the Copelands has been kept

Guided garden tours

Explore the garden with our guide most Thursdays (phone to check)  to learn more about the history, flowers and feature plants.

Approx 1 hour long, meet at garden entrance. Normal admission applies.

The Cornish orchard

Planted in the 1990s, our orchard contains 68 different apple trees, mainly Cornish varieties. We have a fully functioning apple press with which we do demonstrations at our Apple Weekend in October.

The expert view

Trelissick has one of the most amazing natural settings of any garden. It's full of natural character, local Cornish heritage and maritime history. Explore it and enjoy.

John Lanyon, Garden Manager