Make sure that you leave at least half a day to visit Trelissick Garden, as the TripAdvisor reviewers describe it as “wonderful”, “very tranquil” and “perfection”. Trelissick Garden may not be quite as well known as the likes of the Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan, but they look gorgeous in every season and the walks throughout the grounds have something for everyone.
Explore the natural side of Cornwall as you make your way through wooded valleys interspersed with glimpses of the River Fal and admire the picturesque planting as you go. The exotic plants fill the garden with colour all year round, so if you visit Cornwall out of season then Trelissick Garden can be the better option if you’re after a glimpse of Cornwall when it’s in bloom.
There’s an informal feel to the garden, and as it sits in an unspoiled area overlooking the river it’s a great setting for a laidback walk or just to sit for awhile and unwind. The good news for children is that the garden is full of historic trees with giant branches that just beg to be climbed, and there are often seasonal events such as Easter egg hunts to help make the visit fun for all ages.
Don’t miss the gallery while you’re there, as it showcases the work of local artists all year round, and it’s housed in a converted barn. Lastly, if you’re a bit of a bird enthusiast you may spot some waders in Lanmouth Creek so keep your eyes peeled.