Trelissick Garden in Spring

Following on from our Woodland walk in the Trelissick estate we entered the garden. Although the sun was beginning to fade again behind the hazy clouds and the wind becoming increasingly chilly, we enjoyed a quick walk around the top part of the gardens taking in the wonderful spring blooms that are currently in flower, mainly Azaleas and Rhododendrons.

From the ferry entrance you find yourself in the Dell which is crammed full of newly emerging herbaceous perennials and spring bulbs among the shrubs and trees, including this stand of Matteuccia Struthiopteris  ostrich or shuttlecock ferns below.

The Main Lawn is the heart of the garden and best during the summer with wide herbaceous borders. And for the first time I managed to find the pretty wrought-iron bench in the corner empty.

The Spring Walk close to the house is where you will find meandering pathways lined with the  jewel-like colours of Azaleas and Rhododendrons and under planted with hellebores and erythroniums and the wonderful bulb, Scilla liliohyacinthus.

Just enough time to head into the Crofter’s Café for a coffee and then visit the shop and plant stalls for a little retail therapy.  Books for the grandsons and plants for me.

This is a garden of ever-changing palettes and spring is just the beginning. Next month I need to return to catch the magnificent wisteria in bloom.

Jo’s Monday Walk


  1. beetleypete says:

    Lovely shots, Jude. That looks like yet another wonderful place to escape to. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      So many gardens Pete, it is hard to choose where to go!

  2. restlessjo says:

    Totally in your element, Jude! That first bench shot is sublime 🙂 🙂 I could force myself to wander there with you. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    1. Sue says:

      I would love to visit…perhaps the little legs for me?

    2. Heyjude says:

      I thought you’d enjoy the rhodies and azaleas 😊

  3. susurrus says:

    Those emerging ferns are catching the light perfectly. Was it as quiet as it seemed? It’s a pity that our most beautiful places are not more widely enjoyed.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Given the amount of cars it must have been very busy, but a lot of people are dog walkers and they don’t go into the actual garden. We are almost always the last to be in a garden so often pretty much on our own.

  4. Lynn says:

    Oh my, yet another beauty!

    1. Heyjude says:

      I can’t think of any Cornish garden that isn’t wonderful, but if I was here for the first time then I would visit St Michael’s Mount, garden and castle and the Lost Gardens of Heligan and Tremenheere for something different. Tremenheere has a lovely cafe too.

      1. Lynn says:

        Thanks Jude! Both seem to be an easy drive from where we are staying in Mousehole so we will be sure to add them to our list of things to do!

  5. Absolutely beautiful, Jude. Did you sit on the bench, or just photograph it?

    1. Heyjude says:

      We had a little sit down Sylvia 😀 it was lovely and sunny in that spot.

  6. Sue says:

    Some lovely images, Jude!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Sue.

      1. Sue says:

        Sunny day today? It’s lovely here

        1. Heyjude says:

          Been lovely here since Tuesday so I have been busy in the garden, not so much on the computer.

        2. Sue says:

          Ŵell, that’s fair enough Jude!

  7. Pit says:

    Ever so wonderfully lush green! 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      On account of the liquid sunshine we get in Cornwall 😉

    1. Heyjude says:

      It is a nice place and only 20 minutes away from us.

  8. Ali, The Mindful Gardener says:

    Your photos are stunning. I love the sight of all that thick, lush growth. And the jewel colours, of course. It looks like a wonderful garden.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you Ali. It was a bit windy so I used a prime lens which meant I couldn’t get too close up, but at least prevented too much blur!

  9. What I love most about a good garden is the way, no matter which season you visit, there is always something beautiful to see. Now it’s spring bulbs and azaleas and soon you will be able to see wisteria. How lovely.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I must remember to return to see the wisteria, we are always too early or too late!

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