A look at National Trust property, Godolphin in Cornwall. I’ll write a separate post on about that but for now – here’s a look at how Godolphin’s garden grows…
Ahhh there’s something about old stone walls and honest old-fashioned country garden planting that really does it for me.
Recently we visited The Eden Project whilst holidaying in Cornwall. Top of our ‘to do’ list (ok, ok, my to do list), it did not disappoint. We went on a showery Autumn day but even so it was a great day out – definitely worth considering if you are on holiday in Cornwall and looking for something to do on a rainy day which kids will enjoy too.
Since Heligan Manor was built in the 1200’s it’s seen waves of change. It’s gardens were built up over time from 1766 to 1914 but sadly all that work suffered following the First World War and from 1914-1990 the gardens became derelict. This time period is reffered to as ‘The Lost Years’, hence the name ‘The Lost Gardens of Heligan’.In 1990 the delreict gardens were discovered and since have been restored and improved upon to give the stunning 80 acres it boasts today.
Porthpean Beach, Cornwall is located near to the pretty Georgian port of Charleston. Home to Porthpean Sailing club it’s a sandy, sheltered beach that’s ideal for families. When we visited in mid-October, we saw people sailing and windsurfing, and older children splashing and swimming in the water. There’s some lovely rockpools and, as you can see above, armed with nets we netted crabs and little fish.