Fal River Faves: Trelissick Garden
23 June 2017
A beautiful house with a fascinating past, tranquil gardens with elevated views of the Fal River, over 300 acres of panoramic parkland, a sheltered beach and magical woodlands... we love our neighbours National Trust Trelissick.
National Trust Trelissick is a tranquil and varied National Trust garden on the Fal River with a superb collection of tender and exotic plants.
Starting in a complex of former farm buildings and garden walls, explore this elevated garden with its views of deep wooded valleys and flashes of blue water.
Trelissick sits on its own peninsula in an unspoilt stretch of the Fal River. Picturesque planting is heightened by the folding contours and the informal wooded setting.
There are places in both the sun and the shade to discover a wide range of plants and areas to sit down and recharge your batteries.
The house itself was built in the 1750s and has been home to many families since, tin miners, farmers, industrialists and politicians. The house is open regularly for you to marvel at the view, discover its history or even play the piano!
- Trellissick has its own pontoon so you can arrive by boat! See ferry timetable HERE
- A great family day out, with lot's to explore come rain or shine
- A great shop with seasonal local products and factastic gifts.
- The Gallery exhibits a stunning array of work from small prints and books to lamps, sculpture and paintings, there's something to suit all tastes and budgets.
- Wildlife galore.
- Lots of fun events to take part in throughout the year.
- Elevated and dreamy views across the river.
- Trelissick's second-hand bookshop- great for a rummage!
Make sure you stop by Crofters Café after your stroll around the garden. This bright and airy cafe with outdoor seating area in the picturesque courtyard serves delicious light lunches and homemade cakes to die for. On Sunday, you can even enjoy a locally sourced roast dinner in Trelissick's atmospheric barn.