Cornish favourites: Lanhydrock in springtime

Lanhydrock in Cornwall is famous for its large collection of magnolias – a shrub with a well-deserved reputation as a garden aristocrat. They have over 120 varieties growing in the gardens.

It is a house and garden that I have visited often over the years, but spring must be the best time to see the glorious magnolias in bloom. I am hoping that the recent snow and freezing temperatures hasn’t had too bad an effect on the blossoms this year, but only one way to find out and that is to have another visit.

Meanwhile why don’t you pop over to the garden when it was looking its springtime best.

View original post: April 2015


  1. BeckyB says:

    Love Magnolias, think that is one of the reasons I fell in love with Porto last March. Pink everywhere.

    1. Heyjude says:

      They are stunning en masse.

  2. restlessjo says:

    Temptress! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ You know I’ve got my wishy-washy, go in 6 directions at once (or none! 😦 ) head on.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Well you’ll need to move quick to catch the spring flowers down here – late April / May is good.

  3. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Unlike most people I’m not at all keen on rhodies, but I love magnolias!

    1. Heyjude says:

      I love magnolias too Gilly, the subtle shades and many shapes. Have you seen any yet? I suspect the freezing temperatures have not been kind to them this year.

  4. beetleypete says:

    I didn’t see this originally, so enjoyed the colours. (On a very dull day today) Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      I am desperate for this weather to improve. There is nothing like visiting these spring gardens, in the sun. Showers and wind are not conducive to flower photography 😦

  5. Joanne Sisco says:

    I had never seen a magnolia before I moved to Toronto in my mid-20s. They are a thing of beauty and my only beef with them is that the flower doesn’t last nearly long enough. I don’t understand why Mother Nature would have made the glory of spring flowers so fleeting.

  6. I hope you can find them, Jude. We have almost nothing in bloom yet, especially in light of our Wednesday snowfall and still cold temperatures!

    1. Heyjude says:

      I am hoping for some sun tomorrow Cathy to go and find some! Spring needs to get a move on.

      1. We finally had a sunny day yesterday, Jude, just in time for the March for Our Lives in D.C. It was still cold, but a beautiful day with even a few cherry blossoms starting to bloom. Good luck on your venture out. πŸ™‚

        1. Heyjude says:

          Your cherry blossoms are gorgeous Cathy, I remember some you posted from Washington DC I think.

        2. Yes, Jude, those were from several years ago. The ones I posted in my most recent post are from Japan. πŸ™‚

  7. That main shot is magnificent. So many hues of purple too!

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