As it snows outside I dream of spring and beautiful times ahead. And beautiful gardens to visit in the spring (or any time of the year for that matter) like Trengwainton in Cornwall.
We visited for the first time May last year during our week long holiday in Cornwall after hearing so many recommendations before that we must see this National Trust garden. Covering 25 acres of land, this garden has winding, wooded paths, streams, views across Mount's Bay, and rich planting of rhododendrons, magnolias, and camellias typical of other estate and valley gardens in Cornwall. And it also benefits from a mild micro climate conducive to growing exotics, some of which have been there for many years, thriving and looking spectacular.
This garden was a pleasant surprise and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit and its wonderful atmosphere. No doubt we will be back again the next time we visit Cornwall. I just hope we get to sit down on that bench facing the large pond next time around.
|The view of the main entrance as you drive towards the carpark, already a pretty sight!|
|An atmospheric woodland garden...|
|with winding pathways that leads you from one interesting area to another.|
|Under the canopy of trees, tree ferns thrive. Dicksonia antarctica|
|Playing with shadows...|
|Streams run along the pathways where several pond marginals thrive like Lysichiton americanus|
|An inviting place to sit down and soak in the atmosphere...|
|Possibly the best seating area in the garden. Would have loved to sit on that bench but this group beat us to it...|
|But nevermind, we had to carry on exploring as there are so many areas to see.|
|Towering tree ferns, lovely! Wouldn't it be nice to live in a part of a world where tree ferns can get big enough to provide canopy themselves?|
|Keep following the pathways, or the streams...|
|Schefflera macrophylla with me for scale|
|This Restio is growing happily on this bank near the stream|
|Primulas along the stream|
|And to finish our visit, another Rhododendron in full bloom.|