We’ve visited Pencarrow at slightly different times of the year, and it always pays as you see the grounds clad in different clothes as it were. This time it was mid April. Smart Classical house, still lived in by the family. No pics allowed inside.After our guided tour, with a knowledgeable guide, we decided to once more walk the whole perimeter of the grounds. This used to be a formal Italian garden, but now blends in with the rest of the park.Just past these trees was the grotto which we hadn’t visited before….Frances descending to the underworld….Nice views of the house itself on our walk…Magnificent colours at this time of year….I like the so-called Colonel’s garden with its water feature…After the climb uphill we reach the prehistoric fort with its impressive remains and outline clearly visible…You then go down the ‘Cathedral’ walk which is particularly magnificent when the trees are leafless….Then through the glory of Pencarrow the almost mile-long avenue of Rhododendrons and Azaleas…they really are enormous and laden with flowers..I like to examine individual booms as well……You don’t see notices like this in many places….Pencarrow is quite near to us and well-worth the visit. Still, at this time of year it is almost as nice, perhaps better, to be in our own garden which has now come into its own…And when we have enjoyed that our local lanes are full of botanical interest. At the moment crammed with bluebells….and wild garlic……Amongst all the common roadside plants this single orchid stood out…..and in parts there are still clumps of late primroses…..At the village end of our walk we came across some white bluebells (!)….. and some p
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It’s always nice to stumble across a Cornish blog, especially as you’ve done what we did – retire to SE Cornwall. We’ve been here 3 years now and still love it. We have not made it to Pencarrow though; one day I hope! Lanhydrock is a regular haunt, with a magical evening walk through the bluebell woods last week. Still lovely even though they are almost over. Our lanes are still flooded with flowers, and talking of bluebells: are you sure of the white bluebell? Might it be the three-cornered leek? Best wishes!
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Could be! thanks for that indeed….I keep the blog just as a family scrapbook really….
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Yes, I know what you mean. Happy memories!