Cornish favourites: Glendurgan

Glendurgan is another Cornish garden run by the National Trust and famous for its spring planting of magnolias, camellias, azaleas and rhododendrons.

Paths lead down to the beach where you can sit and watch life on the Helford river whilst eating an ice-cream

before returning through the tree ferns and other exotic shrubs and tree species. Again, in my mind, this is a garden to be savoured in spring time when the meadows are filled with Lent lilies, primroses and bluebells.

View original post | April 2015


  1. restlessjo says:

    Not much savouring going on here, Jude. Well, only toast 😦 Dank and dreary! But with joy in my heart 🙂 🙂 Happy Easter Saturday!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Bit dull here this morning Jo. I’m wondering whether to risk driving over to Godrevy for a hot chocolate 😀

      1. restlessjo says:

        Go for it! I’m on the bus back from zumba. Wet and cold. Must be Easter xx

        1. Heyjude says:

          Easter to me is like Christmas. I ignore it.

  2. Sue says:

    Sounds an idyllic location, Jude !

    1. Heyjude says:

      It’s very pretty in spring, I wasn’t so enamoured by the planting during the summer months, but the walk down to the river and back is good at any time of the year.

  3. beetleypete says:

    I missed the original, so enjoyed this chance to see it.
    Rain and gloom here today, typical Easter! 😦
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      We had some heavy rain and hailstones last night and today has been dull but dry with a cold wind, but lovely now. Just need those temperatures to pop into double figures!

      1. beetleypete says:

        Back from 2 hours walking Ollie in torrential rain and mud. Feels more like January! 🙂

  4. What a pretty garden, Jude. I love that curvaceous hedge garden, or is it a maze?

    1. Heyjude says:

      It is a maze Cathy. I have yet to lose myself in it!

      1. I couldn’t tell from the picture if it was a tall maze like most mazes are. It looks like it’s about knee high. Am I wrong? It would be hard to get lost in a knee-high maze!! 🙂

        1. Heyjude says:

          From what I recall, and I have only gone to the edge of the maze, it is not easy to look over the hedge. Maybe time for me to give it a go and let you know!

        2. Just don’t get forever lost in there, Jude! 🙂

        3. Heyjude says:

          Heehee… no I’ll make sure the OH has some breadcrumbs in his pocket.

        4. Oh no, better not have any critters around to eat the breadcrumbs!

  5. Lucid Gypsy says:

    You’re not getting the right weather to visit these spring gardens you love so much Jude 😦

    1. Heyjude says:

      No. We managed to go to Trebah last week when the sun was shining, but not a lot of plant activity going on other than some camellia and daffs. I can’t stand the cold and wet is no good for photos, but spring will come eventually. I recall in 2013 it was late.

  6. BeckyB says:

    Thanks to #marchsquare I’ve discovered another garden series Jude. Wasn’t sure if you have come across it so thought I’d leave you a link

    1. Heyjude says:

      I always like to find another garden enthusiast. I have begun following several in the last week. So many good blogs out there, I have to be careful not to get carried away as I like to visit and comment those I follow, not just ‘like’.

      1. BeckyB says:

        I know I’m struggling at moment as I’ve got a little carried away with follows. Might need to have a review so I can properly enjoy those I do x

        1. Heyjude says:

          I seem to have gone up to 68 when I had set my limit to 50. Still some don’t post very often and others are photographers who only post an image so quick to read. One or two I just look at but don’t engage.

        2. BeckyB says:

          ooh a limit of 50 now that seems really sensible . . . . .maybe I’ll have review on a rainy day back in England.

        3. Heyjude says:

          Which is exactly what I have been doing all afternoon! I was hopeful this morning that the sun might break through 😦

        4. BeckyB says:

          oh no!! When is the rain going to stop and the sun put his hat on in England?! I’m coming back in 12 days . . . . .

        5. Heyjude says:

          I’m hoping there is sun before then!!

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