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Trelissick Gardens..


A visit to one of the most beautiful gardens in Cornwall, a drop of rain at first so we wandered into the woods first, luckily short and sharp and didn’t spoil our visit.

One of the first sights upon making your way into the gardens is the Water Tower, built in the 1820’s to provide the pressure needed to supply the house and gardens, due to the elevated position apparently it was a must, its now a holiday cottage..

Through the courtyard is an enclosed garden that used to be the veg garden but is now a scent and sense garden, my hands smelled quite refreshing after a tweak of some of the leaves, never can resist herbs…

Looking down as walking through the woods we can see the River Fal and the King Harry Ferry, the beach area looked great but we couldn’t find our way down, the map was useless and causing a great deal of cross words being exchanged as lots of visitors like ourselves followed it faithfully only to reach a deadend..

Rustic Haha to stop and rest in if one wishes..

Or a very handy tree with some very obliging branches if you ’d prefer the natural seating …..

Out of the woods and up across the parkland towards the house, the grass is left uncut in the summer to encourage the growth of wildflowers.

The house itself was closed to the public when we were there so we could only admire from the outside and take a peek through the doors..

Very grand don’t you think and they have some fabulous views….
Sunshine at last so we made our way back to the main lawn and had a wander around, the pathway meanders around beds and borders full of summer flowering shrubs intermingled with exotic palms, crocosmia, kniphofias and many more.

The beds and borders are designed to give interest all through the year and holding centre stage and dominating this whole area is this huge Cryptomeria japonica,( planted in 1898 ) an instant draw to some children who were thrilled to bits at the size and immediately began clambering up, luckily mum spotted them before the gardeners did…

Then its down through the Hydrangea Walk.

There are over 350 hydrangeas at Trelissick, many planted before the Second World War

Into the Dell..

The Bridge connects two parts of the garden and crosses the road leading down to the ferry..

Back via another lovely border..

One last peek at the map just to make sure we haven’t missed anything…

Then its off to the giftshop and of course we had to have our cornish cream tea, we felt it was a must…..It was delicious..

Its good to share with the locals……….

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Thanks for a wonderful tour Now I'm very curious about "cornish cream tea" I could only imagine what it must be like.

23 Jul, 2014


Do you know, I can still remember Cornish Cream Tea from a family holiday when I was 7 years old! First clotted cream I'd ever had, and Crabs legs too! Wonderful!

Lovely garden and house Lincslass....that Orangery is something eh? And here's me getting all exited over a 12' x 8' aluminium greenhouse!! Still, I wouldn't swap. Can you imagine the work involved in maintaining a home like that? Now, that tower cottage...that's more my style!!

Hydrangeas planted around WW2? Now that's a value plant eh? I keep telling my friends...plants may be a big outlay, but they are superb value for money in terms of longevity and pleasure! :)) Thanks for sharing this lovely place.

23 Jul, 2014


So beautiful, thanks for sharing these lovely photos.

23 Jul, 2014


It was a real gem and in such a fantastic setting, so much more to see but the blog would have gone on for ever, the cream teas and the pasties were a real treat, my daughter wasn't pleased with the weight gain afterwards.....

23 Jul, 2014


Theres a difference between devon and cornish cream teas I think its if the jam is under or on top of the cream :0)

I keep trying to remember if I've been or just wanted to go......its lovely isn't it.
I know I've been to Trebah, thats on the Fal too......where some American Troops left for DDay.....

23 Jul, 2014


This looks like an absolute must.

23 Jul, 2014


What a beautiful, fascinating place. Thanks for the blog.I wish I could have tasted that cream tea too :)

24 Jul, 2014


Another place we haven't been to ..yet ! Isn't it wonderful? I love the area around Falmouth,,we had a lovely holiday there,a few years ago..Glad you enjoyed your visit,and cream teas are mandatory,in that part of the world..and elswhere,but taste more special somehow..
I can never remember which way round it is,in Devon and Cornwall,but who cares anyway..still tastes good :o)Thanks for showing us these lovely gardens..delightful...

26 Jul, 2014


I remember going on the King Harry Ferry once many years ago. I didn't know this was near to it, or we would have gone to see it.
I like those blue Hydrangeas. I wish I could grow a blue one.
Wonderful house. I love to see houses like that (but I wouldn't like to live in one lol !)
I hope my Cryptomeria won't grow as big as that :O but if it does, I won't be around to see it :D

I'm taking a long time to catch up ! lol :o)

27 Jul, 2014


Lovely photos and thanks for sharing them.

28 Jul, 2014

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