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Tranquil varied garden in fabulous position, with a superb collection of tender and exotic plants
On its own peninsula with ever-changing views of the estuary of the River Fal, Trelissick has one of the most amazing natural settings in the country.
There are more than 12 hectares (30 acres) of elevated garden to explore, with twisting paths that lead you through significant collections of hydrangeas, rhododendrons, camellias, ginger lilies and year-round exciting woodland plants.
As well as the garden, the 121-hectare (300-acre) estate, with its countryside, woodlands and coast, makes for breathtaking walks.
As well as the garden and countryside Trelissick has its own renowned art gallery with a wide range of work from local Cornish artists. Why not drop into Crofters café which offers a delicious range of light refreshments, hot luncheons and afternoon cream teas using seasonal and local produce. Trelissick also has a gift shop, second-hand bookshop and six of the best National Trust holiday cottages located around the Trelissick estate.
April and May are the most dramatic time of year in the garden as Rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and flowering cherries all burst into life above a carpet of daffodils and native wild flowers to magnificent effect, aided in part by the mild maritime climate afforded by the river Fal, which flanks the garden on three sides. The Garden itself is around 40 acres and contains within it areas of informal woodland planting, wild flower banks, formal lawns, dramatic exotic borders, 7 acres of arboretum and an orchard containing over 70 varieties of local Cornish apples.
Watch for the wading birds frequent the estuary including oyster catchers & curlews. Trelissick is also an important area for diving birds and grebes. Our dog friendly woodland walks give a great chance to take your four legged friend out on walks with fabulous views over Lamouth creek, Roundwood quay or from Trelissick beach.Rest on your walk with one of the many benches handmade by our rangers, including the boat seat (upturned boat) at Trelissick beach.