Something for everyone
- Enjoy the intimacy of the small yet surprisingly plentiful gardens, perfectly in keeping with the Tudor manor house
- Have a go at Tudor garden games for all the family
- Visit the new Knot Garden and watch it progress
- Enjoy a carnival of colour and productivity in the vegetable garden
- Relax amongst the calming hues of the blue and white border
- Run around, picnic or just lie back and enjoy the open spaces
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About the garden
The garden layout and structure at Trerice as we see it today originates from the Elizabethan period. We have little information about how the gardens and wider landscape were originally developed. Archaeological evidence shows that the landscape has been used for hundreds of years as farm land, productive grounds, formal and ornamental gardens.
Although the garden is relatively small, we try to ensure that it is:
- Fun, with a turf maze, Kayles and other games and activities to play
- Enjoyable, with vibrant, carefully crafted planting schemes
- Sympathetic, to compliment our historic Elizabethan Manor
- Productive, growing fresh vegetables, herbs and fruit all year round
We have one full time gardener who looks after the grounds on a daily basis. She is assisted by a garden manager, as well as a part time seasonal gardener and a fantastic team of 12 volunteers who carry out a range of tasks around the property, come rain or shine, all year round.
Elizabethan Knot Garden
We've spent the past year creating our stunning new Knot Garden.
800 young yews have been planted to form the framework of this formal garden, interplanted with white roses ('Sweet Child of Mine'), oreganum ('Herrenhausen') and lavender ('Silver Mist'). The garden may be young but it's already a sight to behold, so come along and check on our progress.
Our favourite plants for pollinators
The tubular purple flowers of this self-seeding annual are beloved by bees.
The towering spikes of tiny, vibrant blue flowers on this biennial prove irresistible to a multit...
We're not the only ones enjoying the oreganum - the purple flowers are covered in a haze of bees....
'Silver Mist' is the star of the knot garden, creating a fragrant carpet.
Clusters of starry pink or crimson flowers provide a feast for insects into autumn.