Garden View: Trengwainton

Trengwainton is Cornish for ‘house of springs’ which is a reference to the many small springs that run throughout the garden. It is a plant grower’s dream garden with plants collected from all over the world. In spring it is home to magnificent magnolias and camellias followed by rhododendrons and azaleas, then lush banana plants and soaring echiums. There is also a lovely fuchsia garden with various species although this was badly damaged by the extreme weather this year (2018) and the wonderful walled garden built to the exact measurements of Noah’s Ark. Now this unique and restored kitchen garden is used to grow fruit and vegetables and is home to the annual scarecrow exhibition.

A stream runs alongside the driveway up to the house (private) and through a shady area with ponds to a wide and open terrace with views over Mount’s Bay. In summer you will find large blue agapanthus here. But my recent visit was at the beginning of September and I just wanted to illustrate how colourful a September garden can be.

From Abutilon to Zinnias; exotic banana plants and tree ferns to common sunflowers and lettuces; the humble hydrangea and the fragrant Heliotrope and Hedychium;ย there was more than enough to keep me and my camera happy for an hour or two.


  1. restlessjo says:

    I should think so! Lovely gallery, Jude. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ I was just about to make a coffee and settle in for the scarecrow walk, but I was impatient. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I’ll go and make it now!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Sorry, no scarecrows, yet. But I hope you enjoyed the flowers ๐Ÿ’

      1. restlessjo says:

        I did ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Intrigued by the Noah’s Ark thing?

    2. Heyjude says:

      Look out for the Pink Square today on TW ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I went there many years ago. Seeing your beautiful pictures makes me want to go there again and see whatโ€™s changed

    1. Heyjude says:

      The walled garden has changed a lot in recent years. So much produce grown there now.

  3. Leo says:

    Beautyful pictures…๐Ÿ˜˜

  4. Sue says:

    Lovely gallery, full of vibrant colour! I want to go!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Good tearoom too. We had a lovely lunch there before walking around the garden.

      1. Sue says:

        Sounds like a plan!

  5. beetleypete says:

    Worth living i Cornwall, to be close to such lovely places. The colours brightened up a dull morning in Beetley. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      You have some lovely places in Norfolk too Pete. ๐Ÿ˜

      1. beetleypete says:

        Indeed we do, and I have seen some of them. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Beautiful variety of colours Jude!

    1. Heyjude says:

      With your love of colours I expect you to like this ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. janesmudgeegarden says:

    I too, would like to know more about the Noahโ€™s Ark walled garden. Itโ€™s a bright and colourful group of flowers youโ€™ve presented to us.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Well pretty much all of these are from the walled garden!

  8. We were surprised two years ago at how beautiful and summery the September gardens were – so many pretty blooms.

  9. Su Leslie says:

    Lovely gallery Jude. And yes please to more about the Noahโ€™s Ark garden ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. Chloris says:

    Fabulous flowers. This is one Cornish garden I haven’t visited. I don’t know why as my nephew lives in Penzance. It’s going on the list.

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