The garden

Frost on the front court

As the days get shorter and Trerice closes for the winter, the busiest time of year for a gardener begins.

As the days get shorter and Trerice closes for the winter, the busiest time of year for a gardener begins. While many of the house volunteers are seasonal, in the garden there is a year-long team who brave the wintry weather to keep the Trerice garden in tip-top condition!

Planting bulbs is first on the agenda; across the property 1500 iris, daffodil and tulip bulbs have been planted ready for the spring.  

Trerice volunteers preparing the garden for winter
Volunteers preparing the garden for winter

Winter in the garden is a time to dig deep and get stuck in with garden maintenance; eleven tonnes of locally sourced mulch has been laid around Trerice to feed the soil and prevent freeze thaw damage.

It’s also an opportunity to mix things up a bit. With all the vegetables in the potager harvested the garden team are reshaping the beds to mirror the diagonal pattern of the fencing before planting in the spring.

Finally the team need to start preparing for opening again in March. New fencing and gates have been put in the bottom fields ready for opening the recently purchased land at Easter.

A misty morning at Trerice
A misty morning in a field at Trerice