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by GB from Devizes
Devizes, United Kingdom
April 9, 2005
Those you will see as you stroll around the gardens are as detailed.
The Millennium Obelisk, situated directly to the front of the house, surrounded by flowers and simply inscribed with "2000" as a memorial to the passing of the 20th century
The stone tablet situated just inside the east gateway to the house, erected to commemorate the donation of the estate to the National Trust in 1955 by the Copeland family
The small statuette of Pan, playing his pipes serenely within the shelter of the fern hollow
The ancient Cornish Cross, situated to the southeast corner of the gardens, overlooking the river Fal. This was relocated here many years ago, and the weathering of its stone is indicative of its great age.
The two modern wooden statues depicting a tribal scene of a warrior hailing what looks like a type of totem pole
The sundial in the herb garden dating to the 18th century
The gardens are also replete with lovely arbours, walkways now covered with climbing plants forming cool tunnels, summer houses where you may tarry awhile on a warm day, and bench seats to just sit and admire the views or take in the delectable scents of 100 different blooms.
Between 1844 and 1913, the estate was owned by the Gilbert family, who made some vast improvements to the grounds, including the planting of ornamental woodlands and many of the huge oaks and conifers that adorn the garden today. A Mrs. Copeland inherited the estate in 1937, and she, along with her husband, Ronald, were responsible for the wonderful garden that is now enjoyed by visitors from all over the world.
Mrs Copeland planted many subtropical species that would thrive in the mild Cornish weather, including the rhododendrons and azaleas that are principal features of the gardens. In recent years, estate land to the left of the road has been opened to the public, and this is accessible via a rustic bridge that crosses the road, giving lovely views of the river and the surrounding woodlands.
Today, Trelissick is wholly owned by The National Trust, which cares and maintains the gardens for the enjoyment of all.
Todmorden, England, United Kingdom
October 27, 2002
Like most Cornish Gardens it is probably best when the rhododendrons are in bloom but it is mighty good at other times as well. Hydrangeas were particularly striking when we were there. The huge trees and the lovely lawns make it a delight at any time.
While in the area have a look round some of the little villages if you can - a bit much wealth to feel entirely at home but very pretty.
From journal Coast and Gardens in South Cornwall
May 20, 2002