Trelissick Gardens

Saturday 6th June, 2015

Trelissick Gardens and House (2 miles)

Hello

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 View from the Terrace
The View from the Terrace

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.

Wisteria Bridge
Wisteria Bridge
I liked the Badger family, dotted throughout the gardens
I liked the Badger family, dotted throughout the gardens

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This 'chandelier' made from recycled plastic bottles was quite striking in the sunlight and made a haunting noise as the bottles moved in the wind
This ‘chandelier’ made from recycled plastic bottles was quite striking in the sunlight and made a haunting noise as the bottles moved in the wind

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.

The Intrepid Victorian Explorers
The Intrepid Victorian Explorers
Formal Gardens
Formal Gardens
Iris - look at those markings!
Iris – look at those markings!

Alliums
Alliums

Just a quick look at what was about – go and see!

Total miles this year 394.5.

The Thieving Magpie - Mixed Media and Gold Leaf
The Thieving Magpie – Mixed Media and Gold Leaf

Associated artwork for Ricketyrambler by Mr RR:

http://www.andrewmajorart.co.uk

http://www.artistsandillustrators.co.uk/Andrew-Major

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