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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.
January and February is the perfect time to enjoy a walk through miles of dog-friendly estate walks. With the trees not yet in bud views beyond our boundaries are opened up throughout the garden and estate. See oyster punts dredging in the Carrick roads and ships laid up in one of the world’s deepest harbours, the Fal.
In the shelter of the garden early flowering camellias and magnolias provide you a colourful backdrop for an escape from the everyday, again ever changing views
Standing on the South Terrace looking towards Falmouth and out to sea gives you a sense of why people have made Trelissick a home for thousands of years.
Watch for the wading birds frequent the estuary including oyster catchers & curlews. Trelissick is also an important area for diving birds and grebes, most notably Slavonian grebes which frequent the estuary during winter.
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.