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