A Late September Stroll

The nice thing about September in Cornwall is that it is a little quieter on the roads, though on a sunny day the beach car parks can still get full quickly. Holiday-makers without children or with under school-age children tend to flock down here once the schools start back for the autumn term and there are lots of dogs as most beaches are open to them now.

This garden is full of tree ferns, ferns and grasses and shrubs that like shady woodland conditions

We like to visit the local NT gardens before they close for the winter and this week we chose Trengwainton. We’ve been here before, so I’m just going to do a pictorial tour starting from the top terrace and wandering back down to the exit via the stream and walled garden.

A bench with a lovely herbaceous border behind it. The view, in case you are wondering, is overlooking Mount’s Bay.
Verbena hastata ‘Rosea’, Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’ and Kniphofia
Upper terrace
Alongside the stream
Autumn colours are beginning to appear
One of the pathways within the walled garden area
Outside the entrance to the inner walled gardens Salvias, Abultilons, Canna lilies and Gingers are still flowering and full of bees buzzing around

Jo’s Monday Walks


  1. johnrieber says:

    Peaceful and serene…beautiful photos!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks John, this garden always cheers me up with the planting.

  2. fredgardener says:

    exactly the kind of garden that I love! Nice pics

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Fred, this garden is full of surprises at this time of the year.

  3. Ann Mackay says:

    What a lovely garden walk! Everything seems so green – a treat after the frazzled looks of things here. And there’s plenty of colour around still. My idea of an ideal retirement would be to be able to spend lots of time visiting gardens all over the country. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      There are many wonderful gardens, we do our best to visit as many as possible when we are on holiday.

    1. Heyjude says:

      We didn’t have those really high temperatures even though it had been a much drier summer, so it never got scorched.

  4. So much beautiful colour in this garden. When I retired from teaching, Mr ET said he was never going away in school holidays ever again. So far we’ve managed to do that most of the time.

  5. Lynn says:

    Love the variations of green & pops of colour here & there. So lush & beautiful!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Cornwall does lush quite well ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. Suzanne says:

    Wow, I transported myself for a walk just then. A woodland garden is so tranquil and I could do with one right now. Our neck of the woods like Cornwall is much quieter when it’s not summer.

  7. Cathy says:

    What a glorious visit this must have been Jude, and what a great time of year to go

    1. Heyjude says:

      It is a lovely garden for autumn colour. Lots of hydrangeas here too.

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