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