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Wandering around the sub-tropical gardens of Trebah in Cornwall.

Trebah garden is one of the places we keep coming back to, this is our third time back here but it has been a while. The entrance is through the visitors centre at the top of the hill next to the main house. The view from  the top footpath stretches  out over the valley gardens and  down to the waterfront below. We wander around the sub-tropical gardens along the many footpaths that crisscross through the gardens. The location on the southern Cornish coastline is stunning. The valley garden is beautifully laid out with a number of footpaths to explore the grounds. At the base of the valley the garden has its own secluded beach on the Helford River.

In spring time the garden blooms with colour, the ancient Rhododendrons, Magnolia trees, and Camellias, the garden is full of plants brought back by the original owners from their travels in the southern hemisphere.

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Camellias
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Through the trees
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Colour everywhere
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Heron
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The trickle of water
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The cool pool
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Beneath the surface
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Waterfall
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Trebah House reflected in the water
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Bridge
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Wild Garden
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Amongst the Bamboo
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Bamboo
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A reminder of New Zealand
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Black Catus
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Catus
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Spike
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Nessie
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Helford River
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The look-out over the private beach

This is a good place to sit and chill out for a while, we take a seat on  the shoreline and glaze out over the Helford River. During the second world war this beach was a debarkation point for soldiers setting out to sea for the D-Day landings, the beach was concreted over to accommodate the landing vehicles and troops, most of the concrete has since been removed. Hard to image today.

11.May 2016

Travelling Notes

Check out the visitors website : Trebah Garden

Where : Trebah Gardens, Cornwall, England.

Next up: Owl Sanctuary, Indian Queens.DSC09063

pjbourne is a full time architect, urban masterplanner and sustainability designer. In his free time he’s outside with a camera, running, hiking or mountain biking through the Alps where he lives or indoors in front of the iMac planning another long road trip in a campervan to the other side of the world.

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