Summer in the garden

The Knot garden in early Summer

Enjoy the summer sun and showers in the garden at Trerice.

Summer colour

The garden at Trerice is full of summer colour this year blooming better than ever. July and August sees the knot garden become a sea of colour as the Lavandula angustifolia 'Silver Mist' and Origanum ‘herrenhausen’ bloom. The blue and white border is a pollinator’s haven keeping the bees busy all year summer highlights include Echium vulgare and Nepeta ‘Six Hills Giant’.

Blue and white border at Trerice
The blue and white border at Trerice
Blue and white border at Trerice


The hard work of the garden volunteers comes into fruition as the Trerice potager nears harvest time and begins to support the barn restaurant. Senior Gardener Viv McCall’s planting plan shows how colour as well as shape are utilised by the garden team to give a visual impact to the potager.

Illustrated planting plan for the Trerice Potager by Vivien McCall
Planting plan for the Trerice Potager
Illustrated planting plan for the Trerice Potager by Vivien McCall

Picnic spots

There are plenty of sprawling spots that are perfect for a picnic at Trerice but the parade ground, with a wide expanse of lawn and views of the countryside has got to be the best. If you want somewhere a bit more sheltered then the kayling lawn’s sycamores take the brunt of the heat on a sunny day or snack in the summer house if the weather might turn.

The barn restaurant has plenty of food and drink that can be taken away including coffees and ice cream.

The summer house
Summer house at Trerice with daisies
The summer house

Sheltered spaces

If you’re enjoying the knot garden and get caught up in a summer shower then the summer house is the hiding spot with a view. If it’s a light drizzle head into the short woodland walk – you’ll see the potager and it’s only a quick dash away from the second-hand bookshop.

Trerice potager in detail
detail of the Trerice potager
Trerice potager in detail

Second-hand bookshop

Rain or shine we all need a summer read! Browse through the second-hand bookshop for your next holiday paperback to take to the Newquay beaches and beyond. If you’ve just finished one why not donate it? We’re always looking for more books for the next visitor.