Cornwall LivingIssue #84
Be part of a new story
For the first time in its rich history, Trevince is opening its estate gardens for the general public to explore for themselves.
Planted more than 200 years ago in the wealthy mining heart of Cornwall, visitors to Trevince’s gorgeous gardens will find a haven for plant lovers and curious souls, a place to walk in the footsteps of the past and to imagine the future. Discover the 18th century walled garden, the pond garden and shrubbery and explore the wilderness walk that takes you along the far edges of the estate grounds and woodlands.
“Take a seat after your stroll through the gardens and enjoy the peaceful tranquillity with a slice of cake or some delicious homemade goodies.”
This exceptional garden features an abundance of spring flowering favourites including camellias and rhododendrons, as well as citrus trees, which have been growing here since the 1850s. These include Meyer lemons, which are a fragrant and sweet cross between a lemon and a mandarin, flowering and fruiting all year round.
Trevince is also one of the few gardens in Cornwall to join the International Conifer Conservation Programme that provides a living seed bank of conifers that may be threatened or vulnerable in the wild.
The former cart shed has been transformed into a pop-up café, serving teas, coffees and a selection of cold drinks. Take a seat after your stroll through the gardens and enjoy the peaceful tranquillity with a slice of cake or some delicious homemade goodies.
Events and creative workshops are also hosted throughout the year at Trevince. From live opera in the garden to country house Christmas events, there’s something for everyone. Regular creative day workshops include felt making and willow sculpting, the perfect opportunity to get crafty with likeminded people whilst enjoying Trevince’s beautiful surroundings.
Located in the heart of Cornwall at Gwennap, the estate gardens and Cart Shed Café are open Friday to Sunday from 29th March until 29th September, 10am to 4pm. And, this Mother’s Day, mums go free!
To find out more about the journey of restoration and reinvention at the estate gardens at Trevince, be sure to visit the website.
"Take a seat after your stroll through the gardens and enjoy the peaceful tranquillity with a slice of cake or some delicious homemade goodies."