Things to see and do in the garden at Trelissick
The garden is a place for plant enthusiasts and for anyone seeking a gentle walk. Hidden paths twist through the garden to spectacular maritime views and there is plenty of space for families to enjoy and play as well.
Winter in the garden
The garden is a place of calm in winter where many of the plants slumber for the season. As the new year arrives early bulbs start to flower including snowdrops, crocuses and daffodils throughout the garden.
The main lawn
The main lawn is at the heart of the garden with sweeping views around the mixed exotic borders. Later in the year ginger lilies, dahlias and bananas create a rich tapestry of flower and foliage.
The focal point of the lawn is the magnificent Japanese red cedar (Cryptomeria japonica) which was planted in 1898, an extremely long-lived species of tree that can grow for over thousands of years.
The Cornish orchard
The Trelissick orchard is yet another peaceful place to explore and enjoy. Originally planted over 20 years ago the orchard is home to several Cornish apple varieties as well as an old apple press, restored to its former glory.
The tennis lawn
The tennis lawn is an open space with incredible views of the Carrick Roads and a summerhouse perfect for taking shelter in, whilst still enjoying the view.
The tennis lawn features a 'ha-ha' where the lawn meets the parkland. This sunken wall separates the grazed fields from the garden and provides a boundary between the two which doesn't spoil the view like a fence would. A staple feature of landscape gardens, it is so-called for the fact it is unseen and coming across it makes you exclaim 'ha-ha' in surprise and amusement.
Discover the history of Trelissick house and estate, what makes it special and the people who lived here.
Visit the estate for walks with far reaching views. An abundance of wildlife fills the air with sounds at this green haven in Cornwall.
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