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“Gardens within a garden”

Trengwainton Garden
Ranked #4 of 64 things to do in Penzance
Certificate of Excellence
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Gardens within a garden”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2013

We visited fairly late in the year - September is always a bit limited for variety - but were pleasantly surprised by Trengwainton. Hydrangeas are not really spectacular but this garden has lots of them in a range of colours white several shades of blues and pinks, so the woodland paths have colour even late in the season. The walled gardens are a joy - never seen specially designed rhubarb forcing pots before, we always used an old, bottomless bucket and some straw. The sunflowers were spectacular and my photo of the Aster bed has been used as a birthday card already. I discovered a true climbing fuchsia growing many feet up into the branches of a tree, I envy Cornwall's gardeners their climate, I doubt such a rarity survives elsewhere, except perhaps the Scillies. There is a fantastice view of the distant coastline from the huge lawned area in front and to the right (as you stand with your back to the mansion) of the house - sadly not open to the public - and at that time of year there is a glorious agapanthus border, and oh how I would love a pine tree of that size in my front garden. Our only problem was finding the garden when we arrived - we eventually found the path which leads to what used to be a lodge to gain entrance to the gardens, but we found the restaurant first, which we didn't want, better luck next time.

Visited September 2013
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Penzance, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Simply beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

The garden is a joy to walk around, particularly in the early summer when the rhododendrons are in full bloom.

Visited June 2013
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Penzance, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Walled garden - must see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

I especially enjoy this group walled gardens. Some are tended by local children. The walk up through the rest of the garden is worth it - such a view from the terrace and gazebos from the top.

Visited April 2013
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Honiton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“lovely garden and cream tea too”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013

thoroughly enjoyed our walk through gardens and sampled a lovely cream tea sat outside.
would have been nice if tea garden grass had been cut - that was the only small downfall.-
that area could be made lovely.
staff very friendly.

Visited October 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful estate with a Pride and Prejudice style manor house”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

A beautifully managed estate with wonderful plantions of exotics and natives. Charming little tea room on site serving delightful cream teas. They were even serving fresh food grown in the adjacent walled gardens! Lovely walks around the site leading to the hilltop 'arbor view' and wonderful regency period manor house surrounded by carefully tended lawns. it made me think of Jane Austin. Would recommend this garden to anyone visiting west Cornwall.

Visited September 2013
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