Keep Trelissick garden together

The National Trust has launched a fundraising campaign at Trelissick to raise £50,000 to replace the garden bridge, saving the only access to the woodland garden and Cornish apple orchard.

Design of Trelissick's garden bridge
Trelissick's new bridge is installed

Bridging the gap

Trelissick’s bridge plays a vital role in your journey through the garden, linking its distinct areas together. Without it over a third of the garden would be inaccessible. With the help of highly skilled local craftspeople and contractors a bridge made of English green oak has taken the place of the old one, providing a beautiful new feature to the garden.

  • We are raising £50,000 to replace the bridge
  • Over the course of a year 190,000 people cross the bridge
  • There has been a crossing since 1821 keeping the garden together

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Trelissick's new bridge in the garden

Building Trelissick's bridge

Thanks to generous donations Trelissick has bridged the gap, reuniting the garden for generations to come. See the progress of the project from start to finish.

" The bridge is highly unusual as it is one of only a handful of privately owned bridges crossing public highways. This adds complexity and cost to the project as the bridge needs to reflect the character and spirit of Trelissick whilst also being able to withstand the rare instances of accidental vehicle collision."
- Jon Cummins, Visitor Experience Manager at Trelissick

Why give to the National Trust?

As a charity, we are dedicated to conserving our nation’s natural and human history so that it can be enjoyed for generations to come. Our conservation projects range from preserving the historic buildings in our care to protecting the plants and wildlife found in outdoor spaces. Your donation will allow us to act quickly, wherever the need is greatest at this special place, and do vital conservation work.

Donate now to the bridge appeal