Explore the garden

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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

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.