Tales from the Sea Garden

Tales from The Sea Garden

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Sunday 6 May 2012


What a lovely day full of treats! Firstly, this morning Angelica, Maggie and I went to the Food and Craft Fair at Godolphin House, where loads of delicious Cornish produce was on sale, and then this afternoon we drove to Trevoole Farm Garden for their open day under The National Gardens Scheme!

This lovely lady was welcoming everyone as they arrived, and my was it busy! I think the article in Country Living magazine had spread the word far and wide....

Pots of beautiful auriculas were displayed down in the outdoor 'living room'

 I loved the piece of fabric in an old battered frame on the back wall....

Everywhere you look there is something to interest the eye.....

I loved the way the colour scheme inside this cupboard reflected the colours in the little curtains

Outside in the apple orchard people were enjoying tea and cake in the sunshine

It was non-stop for the tea ladies in the Summerhouse!

Angelica and Maggie taking a breather!

The herb garden and the potager......

It was lovely watching the two saddleback pigs rootling around!

Somehow on my last visit (see blog archive, 4 July 2010) I entirely missed out on the potting shed, so this was probably my favourite bit this time round......

The serene shepherd's hut....

Beth's shed shop had loads of nice gardenalia on sale

 and bunches of garden flowers 

Thank you Beth and Travis for sharing your beautiful garden with us once again!
The next open day at Trevoole Farm Garden is 24th June 2012, 

So what have you been up to this Bank Holiday weekend? Do tell...... x x x 


  1. Lovely, lovely, lovely !
    Today I was at a garden festival in Brittany and was delighted to be able to buy four new auriculas to add to my collection - I just LOVE these plants sometimes called "painted ladies".
    Watch out for my post with the day.

    Diane. x

  2. Gosh what a gorgeous garden thank you for sharing your day with us.

  3. Oh my! I had such a lovely time checking out all the photos I am practically drooling!
    This was indeed a treat and thank you very much for sharing!!
    I cannot share anything this stunning but I can tell you we are enjoying a rare dry day here on the Pacific NW coastline and I have actually hung something (unmentionable) on the laundry line!
    Life is really good, is it not?

  4. Thank you for sharing these wonderful , inspiring and homey pictures. I adore them and the feeling they give of brightness and flower colors and using things and lovingly washing and taking care of them and using them again.
    What a treat this was!

  5. Oh Christine, Thank You so much for this wonderful post...I was desperate to go but diaries did not permit a Cornish sojourn. Your photographs are so wonderful, all the detail and colours captured so beautifully, you have such a great eye...
    We went off to Great Dixter...a real favourite of mine and were not disappointed, it is a magical garden. I shall post as soon as I get organised.LOL!
    Have a lovely Bank Holiday Monday,

    Sarah -x-

  6. Such beautiful pictures and gorgeous interiors better than any magazine xxx

  7. What an absolutely STUNNING garden! I really am in awe. It's the perfect English country garden from the planting to the paint colours and vintage tools. Such attention to detail whilst combining a working garden with decorative elements is a skill that I wish I had. Great photos AND blog! Paula x

  8. Absolutely beautiful I love it all, thank you for sharing.
    Thea x

  9. Such a wonderful blog, almost felt as if I had been there myself. Thank you so so much for sharing! A place of inspiration .... particularly loved the two comfy armchairs in the garden!

  10. love everything in your beautiful post. I would love to visit this garden!

  11. A whole raft of lovely photos, so many really beautiful little scenes, you have quite cheered me up! I, of course, have a back garden just like that, the gently distressed paint, the patina-ed milk churn, the collections of potted plants, the genteely decorative friends, the herb garden,the rootling pigs......I wish! Great post, Christine, thanks.

  12. All your photos are beautiful , i will sea them again and again .
    Thanks for showing that beautiful place .
    Love from ♥RINI♥

  13. Just found you and so glad I did. Fantastic photos, love your friends sense of style and colour, love the post full stop! Thanks for sharing... I shall be back another time for a browse.

  14. I was sad not to be able to go again this time Christine...but feel I have just visited through your gorgeous photos - thank you for sharing so many...
    Niki x