Garden View: Trelissick

We popped over to Trelissick Gardens on a bright autumnal day towards the end of October aiming for a walk down to the beach and around the woodland to enter the garden near to the King Harry ferry crossing. Except when we arrived there was a notice informing us that the ferry  garden entrance was only open at the weekend. And this was Monday. Oh, well, we headed straight into the garden instead and walked down to the ferry entrance and then made our way back through the gardens to the house. It was a beautiful bright day with that fabulous clear light that you get down here in Cornwall (when it isn’t cloudy) and when sitting in a sheltered spot facing the sun and overlooking the Carrick Roads it was even pleasantly warm.

(Which reminded me that I haven’t posted anything about my visit in the summer when it was more than warm, it was uncomfortably hot, and instead of finding a bench in the sun I sought out one in the shade. I will post something about that visit shortly. )

Meanwhile here is a photo walk through the garden taking in the autumn leaves and what remains of the flowers.

Trelissick garden has plenty of trees so a nice place to visit for some autumnal colours, especially in the sunshine.

It is still a little strange for me to see tropical looking plants in an English garden.

Whilst sitting on a sunny bench down by the tennis lawn I spent a few minutes watching and capturing this cheeky squirrel running around the parkland. I swear he was looking at the camera in this shot, but I was still quite a distance away and keeping very still.

There were still some flowers in the garden. Not a lot, but enough to add a few pops of colour in the borders. I have learned from a fellow SoSer about autumn flowering Camellias (thanks Jim) but I never knew there were autumn flowering rhododendrons, or maybe the one I saw was a very early spring variety! The Dahlia by the way is called ‘Trelissick Purple‘.

We finished off in the on site Crofters café for a lovely strong Flat White coffee and a toasted Ciabatta sandwich. Only wish there were more vegetarian choices as cheese and tomato is not very thrilling. Still probably healthier than cake! Or maybe not.

  • Postcode:  TR3 6QL
  • City:  Feock
  • County:  Cornwall


  1. The trees are very beautiful, Jude. I’m always intrigued when places close up early, as if everyone goes into hibernation.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I suspect that particular entrance isn’t used much during the winter months. You can still do the walk but it is longer to walk around and get back to the main garden entrance.

  2. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I love the collage, especially the purple column!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Purple column?

      1. Lucid Gypsy says:

        Well magenta then, but the dahlia is called purple!

        1. Heyjude says:

          Ah! Column in the collage – I was looking for an actual column! Duh!

  3. So many lovely flowers still blooming. What a lovely place to spend a few autumn hours. 🙂

  4. susurrus says:

    Lovely to walk round this garden with you (virtually) as always. I’ve never been, but have heard how exotic some of the planting is due to the climate.

    I asked if tomato could be added to a cheese toastie that was on the menu in a cafe in Mississippi (cafe is entirely the wrong word, but I can’t think of the right one) then ordered it again when I went back almost a year later. The lady remembered me because it was “such an unusual request”(!)

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