After visiting Marazion and the stunning St Michaels Mount my good friend Emily and I spent a few hours of a sunny Bank Holiday Monday at Trengwainton Gardens. The gardens are located in Madron, on the outskirts of Penzance and are owned  by the National Trust. I for one had not heard of these gardens before but they were recommended to us by our friend Nel (a fellow National Trust enthusiast!) There was plenty of parking along with a tea room (not National Trust) and gift shop to peruse.


We took a map and made our way round the numbered sections. There’s 25 acres of lush gardens to explore which incorporate many exotic flowers, woodland paths and a kitchen garden which is apparently built to the dimensions of Noah’s Ark. It wasn’t very busy when we visited and it felt peaceful and relaxing to explore what the gardens had to display. There were plenty of benches to take a seat and enjoy the views over Mounts Bay too.


Emily and I are both National Trust members so it was free for us to park and visit Trengwainton, however normal adult entry is £8.10 with families paying £20.25.


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