Summertime at Trengwainton
Trengwainton is a garden of contrasts, with winding, intimate paths as well as wide open spaces. Here are some of our favourite areas to visit during the summer.
The view from the Terrace
There are panoramic views across the turquoise waters of Mount’s Bay from the Terrace. On a clear day you can see the full 25 miles to the Lizard peninsula. With seats for contemplation and a large grassy expanse, you could bring a picnic and stay awhile.
The walled kitchen garden
Each of the five walled sections has its own unique character, as did Sir Rose Price who built the kitchen garden to the dimensions of Noah’s Ark. Fruit and vegetables are grown using organic principles and companion planting with flowers is also used to encourage beneficial insects, making for some great photo opportunities.
A wide grassy expanse that’s bordered on two sides by brick walls that are 200 years old. As well as the apple trees growing here, there’s also a colourful hedge of succulents, a large ginko biloba and a restored Victorian bee house containing live bee colonies.
Giant tree fern glades
Descended from some of Earth's oldest plants and originating from Tasmania, giant tree ferns bring to mind both lush tropics and an ancient past. Standing beneath them you can feel dwarfed by their huge fronds.
The Upper Pond
The seat at the Upper Pond offers a place for quiet reflection while gazing at the elegantly curved bridge in front of you. Reminiscent of a scene from a painting by Monet, it’s surrounded by striking architectural plants from China, North America and Tasmania.