The gardens immediately around Trevina House & Housekeepers Cottage are based on the original Victorian plan with many of the original cobble paths still remaining. These paths link the House Garden in a series of garden ‘rooms’ such as the rear Courtyard, front Alpine Patio, the shaded lawn and the secluded aromatic cobbled patio, ideal for afternoon tea.

Courtyard Garden: The old courtyard with its ancient brick cistern pressed into service as a mediterranean style fish pond, shaded by two large fig trees, has a high back bank, making for a sheltered sun trap. And a disused gateway in the granite wall to the east gives romantic views across the fields to woods and beyond to the Iron Age Hill Fort at Berrydown.

 

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House Gardens

Shade Garden: To the west is a traditional shade garden, with large lawn and a stand of mature larch underplanted with hosta, helibores, skimia and several varieties of dwarf periwinkle. In spring there is a mass of snowdrops followed by daffodils, epimediums and bluebells. In June the Rosa phillipa ‘kiffgate’ growing through the trellis above the double entrance gates is a mass of white sweet scented blossom.

 

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Alpine Garden: To the front of the House is an alpine patio constructed of large slate slabs and containing many rare saxifrages and dainty alpine flowers surrounded by a strip of lawn. Surrounded by trees this area of the House Garden truly feels like a well manicured, sunny woodland glade.

 

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From the front garden the cobble path passes down onto a series of granite steps between a steep bank of granite boulder covered in heathers and azaleas and a long sloping hardy herbaceous perennials. Finally, under a tunnel of roses & honeysuckles, down a steep flight of granite steps you will find the Victorian wrought iron gate between high stone walls topped by a mature beech hedge…

 

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