Picnic spots at Trerice

Visitors enjoying a picnic in the garden.

There are plenty of places in the Trerice garden to relax with a picnic but here are a few of the best spots.

Summerhouse

This undercover spot has it all: a fantastic view of the knot garden and house as well as shelter from the elements. Aim for the summerhouse if you are in a small group who’d like to sit back in the shade.

Kayling lawn and parade ground

The highest parts of the garden these spots can get windy but both have Tudor games nearby and wide views of the estate that Trerice once was. There are benches dotted around but this is a good place to spread out the blankets and the toilets are close by.

The summerhouse through daisies in the garden at Trerice.
The summerhouse through daisies in the garden at Trerice.
The summerhouse through daisies in the garden at Trerice.

The mowhay

With picnic benches and lots of space this is a great place to spot to stop, open from June until mid-September. A turf maze has been cut into the grass and in the summer there’s archery sessions and traditional games in the field for the family to play with. This spot is a bit further from the facilities at Trerice.

Build your own picnic at Trerice

If you fancy a more spontaneous picnic the barn restaurant serve sandwiches, pasties, cake and drinks many of which can be served in compostable takeaway packaging to enjoy in the garden or on your way home.

The shop has a new range of sustainable dining accessories including bamboo plates, bowls and beakers, which will turn this simple pleasure into a stylish treat. They also sell waterproof backed picnic rugs to and local chocolate and National Trust fudge if you’re in need of a sweet treat.