Trelissick Gardens

Trelissick Gardens

Perched at the head of the Fal Estuary, Trelissick Gardens boasts jaw-dropping views and a huge array of plant species. An inspirational garden with varied woodland planting, mixed borders with bright summer and autumn flowers together with exotic perennials.

Quite literally at the water's edge, you can catch the ferry from Truro, Falmouth or the Roseland Peninsula to land at this waterside garden and exotic wonderland. At its heart, the 40-acre garden itself is a year-round display of colourful blooms, noted for its camellias, rhododendrons and a collection of photinia and azaleas.

But its not just the tranquil gardens and tender species that set Trelissick apart from the rest; nestled in no less than 375-acres of parkland and woodland, this is most definitely one of the finest gardens for walkers. Extensive trails meander through the woodland, traverse the parkland and follow the riverside.

On leaving the gardens and crossing the sweeping green parkland towards the Fal Estuary, the staggering views and lush terrain serve-up some of the best walking country on the south coast. Even within the garden's grounds, a little exploration under the canopies of oak, beech and conifers will unveil hidden treasures such as the log summerhouse, a water tower and a footbridge.

Although the house is not open, its grand architecture sits magnificently in its surroundings and you can check out the art and craft gallery if you want to look around indoors. The facilities at Trelissick are fantastic, making it a very family friendly day out in the great outdoors. There's plenty of room to let the kids run wild, and you can lead their imaginations across the globe as you discover foreign trees and shrubs collected on worldwide wanders.

There is also a specialist plant shop, restaurant and café on-site, so you can fill hungry bellies and indulge in some green-gifts for your garden at home. Dogs are allowed in the woodland area only. The garden closes at dusk. Parks and walks open all year every day.

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Dog Friendly


  • Facilities
  • Parking
  • Toilets
  • Group Visits available
  • Restaurant/Cafe
  • Shop


  • Disabled access
  • Disabled parking
  • Disabled toilets
  • Guide dogs permitted

Tickets / Price Guides

Ticket Type Ticket Price Ticket Details
Adult £8.00 Adult
Adult £6.80 Pre-arranged parties
Child £4.00 6-16 (under 5s free)
Child £3.40 Pre-Arranged Group
Family £20.00 Family

Opening Times

Open all year

10:30 am - 16:00 pm


Nearest station is Truro. First Group service 93 from near Truro station to Trelissick Garden. Passenger ferry from Truro, St Mawes and Falmouth April - September.

Nearest major road is A39. Turn left off A39 (Truro to Falmouth) at Playing Place onto B3289. Turn left at crossroads Trelissick and King Harry ferry.

‘Feel Good’ in the beautiful surroundings of Trelissick

Feel Good Expos’ Health, Fitness and Wellbeing Event will be at Trelissick Garden on Saturday and Sunday 24th & 25th May.

Explore the inspiring National Trust Trelissick Garden and discover the very best of what the health, fitness and wellbeing community has to offer you. With exhibitions, treatments, talks and a varied programme of free and paid activities and taster sessions to get involved in over the weekend, there’s sure to be something for everyone. Some of these will require advance booking so do check the website for details.

Expect to find Holistic Therapies, Spas and Treatments, Skincare, Gyms and Fitness Classes, Chiropractors and Physio, Relaxation, Sport Clubs, Beauty Treatments, Supplements and Nutrition that are available here in Cornwall. 

Enjoy a relaxing and informative visit to help you reconnect with your health, fitness and wellbeing.

For more information on who is exhibiting at this year’s event, which is sponsored by ASEA, and for details on how to take part in the activities, talks, and treatments be sure to check the website.

Opening times: 10.30am – 5.30pm

FREE ENTRY (Normal National Trust parking charges apply to non NT members)


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