We picked a sunny day on Saturday for another garden walk, this time driving to the Trebah Gardens which lies on the Helford River. I was hoping to find some of the autumn/winter flowering camellias, but apart from one white one which was flowering too high for me to get a decent photo, the camellias were sadly missing, though plenty of the spring flowering ones were in bud.
However, all was not lost. The first thing to catch my eye was the pretty Grevillea followed by the succulents, still looking good, above the lawn path. Although bathed in sunshine, the rocky ledge where people sit to enjoy the view was, on this day, devoid of people. And wet from the overnight rain. So we didn’t linger, but headed up above the valley to find one of the paths down to the beach.
I had the prime lens on my camera for close-ups, but had to use the phone for wider views.
And views aplenty there were. With the deciduous trees bare of leaves it was easier to get a few shots of the valley floor and over to the Helford River and out to sea.
It was surprising to see so many hydrangeas still attempting to flower. These shrubs are cut down in early spring so they are at their peak in the summer. I hope they can get some more gardeners back on site because it is a mammoth effort.
Due to the current Covid rules and restrictions you have to prebook your visit, even if you only want to visit the café or shop. And the route around the garden is one-way only. Because of this we missed out on visiting Alice’s Seat where the scent of Sarcococca confusa (Sweet or Christmas Box) invades the air around it at this time of year. Another visit is due in early February to look for snowdrops.