Breathe in the view from Trengwainton's Terrace

Boy flying kite on the Terrace at Trengwainton, Cornwall
Enjoy the wide open spaces on the Terrace and take in the sea view National Trust / Marina Rule

Looking for a cardiovascular workout in beautiful surroundings? A brisk walk up the half a mile incline to the very top of Trengwainton Garden provides just what you need.

Your reward for this is a panoramic view across Mount’s Bay as you step out onto the Terrace.  On a clear day you can see the full 25 miles across turquoise waters to The Lizard Peninsula. With seats for contemplating the view and a large grassy expanse, the Terrace is a great place to bring a picnic and stay a while.  

Find your bearings

A slate toposcope, or direction finder, in the centre of the lawn lets you see where Trengwainton sits in relation to surrounding villages and landmarks. The carvings were created by local artist Joe Hemming and represent the traditional industry, wildlife and legends of this area. 
Watch out - the lawn is separated from the fields by a deep trench known as a Ha-ha. Please take care, especially if accompanied by younger visitors.

What's growing in this section?

The Terrace and its surrounding shelterbelt of trees takes the brunt of the prevailing south-westerly winds and is crucial for the protection of the rest of the garden. 
Its sunny aspect though means the flower border has a southern hemisphere feel to it, with banksia, protea, leucadendron and furcraea combining with annual seed mixes. In the summer, a border of blue and white agapanthus stretches its entire length.