Trelissick is popular with locals and holidaymakers alike, and it’s not hard to see why. More than just a garden, it’s also the setting for your own adventures. With plenty of space to explore, room to run and trees to climb (tree climbing is not only allowed but also encouraged) there’s lots for kids of all ages.

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Those who prefer a more sedate pace will enjoy wandering round the winding pathways which offer tantalising glimpses of the Fal. There are plenty of benches dotted around the garden where you can sit back, relax, and soak it all up.

With a year-round programme of events, there’s often something special happening at the garden. The 1st and 2nd October 2016 sees the celebration of the start of autumn with an Apple Weekend. Visit Trelissick that weekend to see more varieties of apple than you could have ever imagined. Some of them have got names almost as delicious as the fruit! Try a Domino, Ten Commandments or a Manacaan Primrose. In the atmospheric surroundings of the old stables, you’ll see apples in (almost) every colour, from brilliant yellow to rosy red and deep purple.

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Head over to the orchard (where else?) you’ll get to see the large cider press in action, have a go at pressing your own apples and taste freshly pressed juice. There are also plenty of family friendly activities, including the longest peel competition, and apple fishing!

Getting there

Trelissick is located between Truro and Falmouth, just off the A39. For further details, see ‘how to get here’ on their website.

 What else is there?

There’s a shop and impressive gallery featuring work by local artists and craftspeople. Crofters Restaurant has a variety made using local produce, and there are delicious homemade cakes on offer.

Woodland walks

Dogs aren’t allowed in the gardens, but there are some wonderful walks in the surrounding area. Trelissick to Roundwood Quay (4 miles) is popular with dogs and their owners, and is highly recommended for the stunning views across the River Fal.