Kitchen garden built in 1820, with unusual sloping raised beds. It has undergone extensive renovation and is now back in full production. Split into five sections, each has a different them and character: fruit, vegetables, ornamental planting, pumpkin patch and community garden.
The walled garden was built around 1838 and has been partly restored, with the top walled garden in cultivation. Victorian glasshouses with unique back-wall ventilation system, ‘Gothic’ potting shed. Trevarno is also home to the National Museum of Gardening which has the most comprehensive collection of garden tools and memorabilia in the country and is worth visiting for that alone.
A major restoration project has restored this early garden, which has two walled gardens: the upper an ornamental garden designed by Penelope Hobhouse, and the lower is a traditionally planted productive garden. There is also a crab apple tunnel and a small lean-to glasshouse.
Privately owned garden so ring first, also open with NGS. Walled gardens run-down but charming; one section contains 19th century vinery, peach & nectarine houses (all in need of repair). Earlier walled ornamental/herb/knot garden next to the house has some fine, ancient specimens of mulberry & medlar.
Grade I listed walled garden, restored to its early 18th century design. Featuring wall-trained and free standing fruit trees, lawned areas, gravelled walks, two large ponds, borders, hedges, roses, pleached limes, ornamental parterre, an Irish yew walk and the National Ivy Collection. Restored glasshouse.
Designed by William Goldring in the early 1900s, the walled garden has been renovated over the past eight years with the aim of providing meaningful activities for adults with disabilities. Interested groups can be shown round the gardens by appointment.