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Trelissick Gardens

  • Truro, Cornwall, United Kingdom (UK)

Last updated: 28 April, 2024

This delightful 40-acre National Trust garden is best known for its year-round display of colourful blooms – notably camellias, rhododendrons, photinia and azaleas – and rare plants and shrubs, in shelterbelts that were created 200 years ago.

The site takes in a water tower, four summerhouses, lawns, beds, and an additional 375 acres of parkland and woodland with extensive walking trails. Set on a peninsula, there are lovely views over the estuary and Falmouth throughout – which may be enjoyed from the tea room in the manor house.


Price from: £15
Minimum age: 0
Age suitable: 18+
When: All year around

Getting there & doing it

As it’s right on the River Fal, many visitors arrive by boat. Take a ferry from Truro, Falmouth or St Mawes – the garden has its own landing stages and the journey is lovely. If you’re driving, car parking is available, and free to National Trust members. The nearest station is Truro; it’s about 4 miles, so take a taxi or the ferry from there.

It’s possible to stay in the historic Water Tower, located within the gardens and converted into a holiday cottage, with spiral staircases and a single circular room on each of the four floors.

When to do it

It’s open all year round, seven days a week.