A welcoming house and varied garden with incredible spring blooms and mixed borders with bright summer and autumn flowers.
Quite literally at the water's edge, you can catch the ferry from Truro, Falmouth or the Roseland Peninsula to land at this waterside estate. 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 it's 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 log summerhouses, a water tower and a footbridge.
The views from the house are second to none. Open to the public since 2014 it regularly hosts exhibitions which delve into the house's varied history. The gallery also displays a diverse array of local artwork and crafts, all of which can be purchased. 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 countryside only. The garden permits assistance dogs. Parks and walks open all year every day.
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