Trengwainton Garden
Trengwainton Garden
4.5
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Gillyhasbean
Leicestershire148 contributions
Even towards the end of September there is a lot of colour in the garden. The plants and trees are beautiful. There are plenty of seats dotted around the garden. I sat and enjoyed the birdsong in one shady area and the view over Mounts Bay from the terrace. There is quite an art in maintaining gardens so that they still look natural and the Trengwainton gardeners have achieved this. Even though the gardens are popular it is possible to get away from other visitors and really enjoy the peace. There is a cafe in the grounds - the coffee and scones are excellent!
Written September 21, 2022
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Jilayne R
London, UK25 contributions
Really enjoyed looking around the gardens (didn't go into the house). Interesting to see the kitchen gardens and the scarecrows were really good fun. Lovely way to spend an afternoon. Kitchen isn't great though, so I'd advise taking a picnic especially if you have any dietary requirements.
Written September 4, 2022
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Ruth G
Truro District, UK8 contributions
Queued to park on Friday, only to find everyone was queuing to turn around as the gardens were closed. We love visiting Trengwainton but had no idea that it is closed on Fridays and Saturdays. Very disappointing. It was a long drive and it seems mad to be closed any time during the peak summer season.
Written August 26, 2022
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Jenny T
Pembroke Dock, UK21 contributions
Family
Managed to find a gap in the August showers to visit this charming place. The layout was lovely and laid back, with little points of interest and activities throughout (don’t miss the scarecrows if you need a good laugh). Bits of the garden looked like they needed a bit of TLC but the majority was well kempt and interesting. Claire in the gift shop has a fab sense of humour as well. We really enjoyed our little trip here!
Written August 17, 2022
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MikeyG53
Emersons Green, UK3,427 contributions
No holiday that we can take in England is ever complete for us without a visit to a National Trust property: especially as we are Members. This holiday in Mousehole was no exception. In fact today we had already visited St. Michael’s Mount and we then we drove the 5 miles westwards along the coast and then inland to this NT property on the mid-northern town boundary of Penzance.

On our arrival, the generous main carpark was full and we had to park further-away in the overspill carpark. The walk to the entrance to the gardens was not much further and we were quickly checking-in.

The gardens here have two main sections; near to the entrance there are formal gardens and secreted within is the Café, where we stopped for a light lunch and good cups of tea and coffee. Along the way we were particularly pleased to see the Fuchsia Garden and the Middle Walled Garden.

We then took the full woodland walk, the shelter from the strong and very warm sunshine was particularly welcomed. The walk follows, and crosses, a stream for most of its way to the end. There are seats to take breaks along the path. At the end of the path there are fabulous views from the lawns in front of Trengwainton House. The house is private and the are pathways with ‘Private’ signs to be obeyed. The view of Mount's Bay, which must be near to two miles east of the house, is very beautiful. We sat in a little wooden gazebo and took a break before turning back and thence, via the private roadway back to the entrance.

This was a rewarding, peaceful and pleasant visit, and thoroughly recommended.
Written July 18, 2022
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TennaRotor
Birmingham, MI501 contributions
If you aren't there in early spring for the magnolias there isn't much to see. In June the walled garden plantings were sparse and the beds unkept. It's along walk from the car park to the entrance - smallish shop and cafe. Not worth the visit.
Written June 29, 2022
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Just_in_the_south
Truro, UK218 contributions
Great first visit to the gardens. Really friendly and helpful staff. Really enjoyed the book shop and coffee shop - I have to say one of the more organised of coffee shops.
Written June 21, 2022
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monkeybot
UK214 contributions
A really nice gem of a place. Didn't look like a lot of parking but managed to grab a space. Ladies in reception were really friendly and helpful, and dogs are allowed here.

The garden walk is like being in a jungle and felt different, with lots of splashes of colour and water. It all leads to a wonderful terrace with a great view of the water. Lots of space here to sit and contemplate.

Cafe was a little hard to find inside a separate walled garden but worth it. Lovely coffee and seating area outside and in.

Would recommend. Not a massive place but worth the visit.
Written June 5, 2022
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UKHec
Market Harborough, United Kingdom377 contributions
Couples
This was lovely. The garden are charming, particularly if like us you live in colder climes and aren’t used to subtropical plants. Do take the extension to the terrace - lovely views and lots of benches. Had tea and scones in the cafe, both were very nice and not overpriced.

I want to recognise how especially lovely the staff in the shop were on 23/5/22. Super friendly ladies who didn’t make me feel like a pariah for not wanting to become NT members.
Written May 25, 2022
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Susie
Dorchester, UK11 contributions
Couples
We visited Trengwaiton Gardens mainly to shop at the National Trust shop, as I always like to take some gifts home from our holiday, as we were staying in a NT cottage nearby.
We enjoyed the gardens and the cafe. Very friendly staff, great surroundings and food. The potato wedges were very yummy as was the afternoon tea, with a fruit scone, jam and clotted cream.
I highly recommend a visit to this beautiful National Trust garden.
Written May 13, 2022
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