Garden Portrait: Lanhydrock

The Gatehouse

Lanhydrock in Cornwall is famous for its large collection of magnolias – a shrub with a well-deserved reputation as a garden aristocrat. They have over 120 varieties growing in the gardens. 

The fabulous formal parterre brings a real touch of grandeur to the gardens.

Benches and lawns provide places to rest and take in your surroundings.


Paths through to the higher garden are a vision of pink and white at this time of year

 and in the spring sunshine you are sure to find a peaceful spot


32 thoughts on “Garden Portrait: Lanhydrock

  1. Jude, i can quite literally feel the creamy petals in your closeups. Simply stunning. In my humble opinion this series would win ‘Best in Show’. Your camera and your technique did you proud ( not to mention the only photos that would top magnolias would be a flock of Heavenly Angels).

    • Oh, that’s a lovely thing to say. I do like getting close to the flowers, but I have also started to do more landscape photography. I am a very fickle photographer. I like everything!

    • The one in the centre? I love that globular shape, but if you click on it you’ll see that it’s not at all a perfect composition and the petals are going brown, which is not good. They are such a delicate pink colour though.

  2. How did I miss this gorgeous post Jude. I must’ve been travelling. Thank you for the link from Gilly’s post. What a difference the sun makes.

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