Cornish favourite: Godolphin

A series of narrow lanes lead to Godolphin House and Gardens midway between Godolphin Cross and Townshend. The gardens are open all year round (though it is always best to check before travelling a long distance). Located in a very peaceful part of west Cornwall, the estate includes the Leeds engine house and stack, the remains of the Godolphin family mine. The riverside walk and Godolphin Hill are popular walking trails and from the top of the hill you can see both the north coast (St Ives Bay) and the south coast (Mount Bay), and when you are tired of walking and exploring the ancient gardens with their medieval layout, then pop into the Piggery for cake and coffee.

Spring is one of my favourite times to visit with carpets of bluebells in the woodland and primroses and tulips in the garden.

But summer is full of colour too with roses and delphiniums and a wild flower meadow to attract the bees.

View original post | July 2015

24 Comments Add yours

  1. restlessjo says:

    Always nice to revisit one of your meticulous garden posts, Jude. and I found a bench to linger on! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ No sitting about today because it’s wet. 😦

    1. Heyjude says:

      Wet here this morning but brightening up now, very windy still! I found a stupendous bench on Monday, and despite my not taking bench photos for a couple of years this one just insisted πŸ˜€

      1. restlessjo says:

        They sometimes do πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  2. beetleypete says:

    I seem to have missed the original, so happy to catch up. I do love walled gardens, and always wanted to own a house that had one. But modern ones don’t have the same appeal as these lovely old estates.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      You and me both Pete. I have walled garden envy! I could happily live in this estate, even the house is not too grand, if I had the right amount of money πŸ˜€

      Have you visited Felbrigg? It has the most wonderful walled garden.

      1. beetleypete says:

        I have not, so far, mainly because of Ollie. I have to go to such places with someone else, or having the dog leaves me trapped outside.
        My first father in law had a house with a walled garden, in Broughty Ferry, close to Dundee. It dated from around the 1850s, and gave delightful privacy in an otherwise busy street. x

        1. Heyjude says:

          You need to twist Julie’s arm to go with you and then take it in turns to go into the garden, the rest of the estate is nice to walk around too and probably dogs are allowed there. Or meet up with KB and Dina, I’m sure they’d love to dog sit πŸ™‚

        2. beetleypete says:

          I think dogs are allowed in the grounds only, on a lead. I doubt that applies to the walled garden, but it is on my ‘radar’. πŸ™‚ x

  3. That garden is absolutely gorgeous. No wonder you keep going back again and again!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Be back again this week I think, if it remains dry πŸ™‚

  4. Pete Hillman says:

    Beautiful, Jude. I love the Bluebells πŸ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      Bluebells out all over now, I need to visit another garden which is famous for bluebells.

  5. beetleypete says:

    Jude, totally unrelated. (But I can’t seem to access your email)
    My American friend and blogger, Ed Westen, has a problem with WP that you may be able to solve. He cannot get full-size pictures into his posts on his WordPress blog. I said I would ask you. He sent me this, and mentions it in the linked post. He has gone for a fix by using Flickr for now, but would like to solve it.
    ” I still do not know why I can’t get to the more user-friendly editor in WP? In the URL box, I get a green closed lock with (automatic, Inc.)[US] in green preceding the black typeface of https:// and the rest of the normal address for my site. The page has the W logo in a circle with bluish gray off to the left and white for the rest of the screen. You could ask Jude about this?”
    Many thanks, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      Have had a look Pete, not sure where the problem is, but I have given a couple of places to check. You should be able to message me using one of the contact pages on any of my blogs.

      1. beetleypete says:

        Thanks, very much, Jude. Ed was unable to ‘approve’ your comment, but he emailed me asking me to thank you for your help. I think I might have missed a ‘dot’ in your email address. If needed, I will use the contact option.
        Best wishes, Pete. x

        1. Heyjude says:

          No worries Pete πŸ™‚

  6. Oh Jude, it’s so beautiful. I could wander for days in gardens like this one.

    1. Heyjude says:

      One of my favourites because it is usually very quiet.

  7. It’s good to see you got your bluebells.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Well these are from a few years ago, but I found more the other day πŸ™‚

  8. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I love the blues, and those dreamy, romantic tulips!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Might pop over this afternoon to see how it is looking this year. Last year wasn’t so good.

  9. bushboy says:

    Lovely Bluebells look wonderful in the wood πŸ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      I must head up the hill and see if they are flowering there. Quite a different sight to a woodland carpet.

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