Digging deeper - Summer borders
Trelissick's summer borders are in full bloom during August, showing off a spectacular variety of colours and textures.
The borders have been an key feature of Trelissick garden since the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Back then the borders were linear, fairly thin and full of spring flowering shrubs such as azaleas. Much has changed much over the years, now we use the borders to enhance the gardens, extend the season of interest and provide summer and autumn colour. Very deep, richly planted borders sweep around the large, luxuriant main lawn. Here you'll find a mix of trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, evergreens and bulbs
Maintaining these borders is exceptionally labour-intensive. They demand work all year round, from mulching late winter and early spring, to weeding, dead-heading, cutting back, dividing, moving, planting… they are a constant work in progress.
But come summer, all this hard work shows itself in spectacular fashion. See for yourself below the stunning selection you'll find on summer's day stroll in the garden. Visit now for the most impressive show, but if we enjoy a mild autumn the borders may still be full of colour and texture from both flowers and foliage.