A Garden in Autumn

Not so long ago a garden had pretty much had its day by the end of summer. Decaying plants would be swept away and beds and borders tidied up for the winter. Now though gardens are being seen as places to visit at any time of the year and particularly in autumn when there are a lot of changes in nature.

Choosing plants that have form and shape and not only colour can have a big impact especially if you consider the warmer autumn light which can transform the planting.

And plants that die well.

Framing the tennis lawn

A visit to Trelissick Gardens on the Fal River is always a pleasure, no matter what the season, and a warm sunny October day is perfect for a stroll around the garden and the woodland trail which leads along the river to the ‘beach’ and the parkland.

Which Way?
All calm on the Carrick Roads
The Beach
Parkland and track leading up to the house

Next time though we will ensure we do this walk in the reverse direction as that track back up to the house is steeper than you realise!

Jo’s Monday Walks


  1. margaret21 says:

    Thanks for a great Virtual Day Out.

    1. Heyjude says:

      You’re welcome.

  2. wonderful walking here with you Jude – some of these captures have a lovely soft focus.
    ‘plants that die well’ – that would be a good title for a gardening book

    1. Heyjude says:

      Haha… I imagine there is one. The light at this time of year certainly changes the way you see the garden. I love looking at the way the light comes through the trees.

  3. I’m only a casual gardener (Mum’s turning in her grave as I type that!), but even I know autumn is very different from how it used to be. Got back from Italy last week to find our pink rose bush with a whole stack of new flower heads (in October!) and a few feet away, a clump of next year’s daffodils already a few inches tall. I’m sure it didn’t used to be like this!

    1. Heyjude says:

      I have spring bulbs poking through already, it does seem far too early.

  4. Jane Lurie says:

    Lovely series, Jude. Good walking with you! 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      Happy to have your company Jane.

  5. Lots of beauty, even if the season is changing.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Still mild for the time of the year, was outside gardening yesterday in just a long sleeved T-shirt. A bit wet to do much other than clean up all the leaves on the patio.

  6. Cathy says:

    Oh what a lovely day for what must have been a glorious visit, Jude! I especially like the photo of the small clump of trees, which may I suppose even be a mult-stemmed single one

    1. Heyjude says:

      I think those trees are Chilean Myrtle (Luma apiculata), but I haven’t gone close enough to see if it is indeed one multi-stemmed tree or several. I’ll check on my next visit.

  7. I just hit the star even before reading, feasting eyes on the pictures. What a place.♡

  8. susurrus says:

    I really needed to see this garden today as I’m having my usual struggles adjusting to the clocks going back. The hydrangeas are looking gorgeous on the plants and in the watering can vignette.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Yes, these early dark evenings do have an unsettling affect.

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