Located on the River Fal in a beautiful rural setting, Trelissick Gardens in Cornwall is a wonderful place to spend a day at any time of the year.
Run by the National Trust Trelissick is a popular attraction just outside the City of Truro.
Around 200 years ago the plant hunters brought seeds from their travels to Cornwall and so many beautiful gardens were created, Trelissick being one of them.
During the 20th Century the Copeland family added many tender and exotic species before donating it to the National Trust.
There are many varieties of rhododendron and camellia which make for dramatic displays of colour in spring and the leaves on the trees are wonderful in their autumn colours.
The gardens have several walks and paths which curve around the Fal and offer spectacular views with trails to the King Harry Ferry and to other viewpoints around the grounds.
There are a number of rare shrubs and blazes of colour in summer. The scent from the many plants and flowers and the tranquil atmosphere make it a pleasure to explore.
Taking a walk past some of the jaw dropping scenery through oak and beech trees you may come across a summerhouse or a water tower hidden on the various trails around this beautiful garden.
Seats along the paths provide good resting or reading places.
Many people arrive by boat up the River Fal as there is a separate riverside entrance. Though be warned this is a steep path to the gardens.
Trelissick also has an art gallery which houses temporary exhibitions, often by local artists.
There is a shop including one for specialist plants and a good restaurant in the grounds. Themed events in the gardens occur throughout the year.
The house is not open to the public.
Trelissick has partial access to the gardens with some paths limited due to the gradient. Though most are on level ground and gravelled.
There are disabled parking spaces within 30 metres of the main entrance.
Trelissick has one single mobility scooter available which must be pre booked.
Accessible toilets are near the art gallery and restaurant.
There is a hearing induction loop at Trelissick and for the visually impaired there are audio tapes for hire.
Guide dogs are permitted in the gardens.
Trelissick is an idyllic place to spend a quiet afternoon and enjoy the natural beauty and colour of the plants and shrubs.
This one of the most beautiful gardens in Cornwall. Very restful and peaceful.
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