Autumn at Trengwainton Garden

Beech tree with autumn colours

Both people and plants like to make the most of the late summer and early autumn sunshine at Trengwainton. As the garden slowly winds down towards winter, it’s a great time to take a stroll along the winding, wooded paths, enjoy the sights of the changing colours and light, and finish with a treat in the cosy tea-room.

Reds and golds

A shelterbelt of mainly beech trees surrounds Trengwainton in order to provide protection from the prevailing winds. As the autumn season progresses these turn from green to yellow and then become a deep rust colour.
 
There may be only a handful of their more exotic companions, but the acers planted on the edge of the drive are extravagant in their display as their colours transform into reds and golds.
Autumn colours of Acer palmatum
Autumn colours of Acer palmatum
Autumn colours of Acer palmatum

 

Pinks and blues

In amongst the usual autumn colours are also interspersed some that you might not expect to see. The pink of some late flowering camellias can be found along with the pink of rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer.’ There are also lots of hydrangeas in various shades of pink, purple and blue.
 
If it’s even more blue that you’re after, how about sea-blue? A stroll to the Terrace at the top of the garden is a place where you can make the most of the late summer sun and take in the sea views.
Make the most of the late summer sun and sea view from the Terrace
Bench on Trengwainton's Terrace with sea view
Make the most of the late summer sun and sea view from the Terrace

Please book ahead before visiting 

The garden at Trengwainton is open. We've introduced advance booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. However, where space is available on weekdays, pre-booking may not always be necessary.