Saturday 6th June, 2015
Trelissick Gardens and House (2 miles)
On Saturday we took a walk around Trelissick Gardens and a quick look at the house, which hasn’t been open for long and is being refurnished by the National Trust.
The gardens were beautiful as usual although there wasn’t a great deal in flower, the rhododendrons having mostly gone over now. Across the wisteria covered bridge there was a display of sculptures by Falmouth University Art students studying Contemporary Crafts. We saw last years exhibition and were impressed so we popped over to have a look at this years before heading to the lovely cafe for lunch. Below are some pictures of the day, including a few of my favourite sculptures.
I especially liked ‘The Intrepid Victorian Explorers’. This one represents Marianna North who thought marriage was a ‘terrible experiment’ and so travelled the world, often alone, painting fantastical landscapes and plants which caused much consternation in Victorian society. She was a biologist and botanical painter who erected a gallery at Kew to house her extensive collection of illustrations as she got fed up with people coming to her house to see them.
Just a quick look at what was about – go and see!
Total miles this year 394.5.
Associated artwork for Ricketyrambler by Mr RR: