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A Sunday afternoon exploring Trelissick gardens

A jolly little walk on a grey afternoon around the National Trust's Trelissick gardens, a great place to visit all year round in Cornwall.

I woke up early on a cold day in Cornwall, itching to get out and about with my camera. As a National Trust member, I’ve visited quite a few properties in Cornwall but never when the sun wasn't shining - would it still hold up in the shade? Since renewing my membership I’ve been trying to use it more and visiting gardens and houses is always a lovely weekend activity. So my boyfriend and I decided to head out to Trelissick gardens in Cornwall.

Trelissick is a gorgeous place in the summer: the plants and flowers come to life and there’s usually an art exhibition to explore. I wasn’t sure what to expect in the winter. Would there still be the same vibrancy and life about the place?

Path walks in Trelissick gardens in Cornwall A landscape view at Trelissick gardens in Cornwall The summer house at Trelissick gardens in Cornwall


As it goes, we had a lovely afternoon. 

There was plenty to explore and photo opportunities galore. The gardens were wonderful. It was a slightly grey afternoon so there were less people milling around meaning we could walk at our own pace, stopping wherever we wanted. We managed to spot a squirrel on our walk and spent a good 20 minutes desperately attempting to snap a good photo of him. Then spent the rest of the time taking goofy photos of one another.

At the end of our adventure we made a pit stop in the shop, of course. We both picked up some gorgeous gifts and dreamed of buying all the things we loved in the shop. We definitely came close to taking home almost everything. 

Unfortunately, we didn’t get chance to stop in the cafe for some tea and cake but that’s just given me another excuse to go back again next weekend.


The lake view at Trelissick gardens in Cornwall Taking pictures at Trelissick gardens in Cornwall A view through the woods at Trelissick gardens in Cornwall



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