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”
Who can resist a magnolia? But the delicate little akebia is so precious!
The akebia is a delight, I hadn’t seen it before. Are you familiar with it?
Not in that colour!
Oh, wonderful! I have to get there one day!
It was so much nicer than my last visit in 2006, but the weather helped!
As it would! 🙂
Magnificent flower shots and a lovely setting. I loved the header too: how did you do it?
Used an effect in Pixlr which is cheating, I know 😉
How can it possibly cheating? Cheating against what standards?
Cheating in that I didn’t spend a lot of time on it – just picked the effect from a list! But I spend a lot of time preparing photos for my posts beforehand, I just don’t have time to create multi-layered effects. And there are some interesting out there to use 🙂
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).
They do look very silky don’t they? An excellent garden for magnolias. SO glad we decided to drop by!
Gorgeous photography. I must remember to take more macro shots. You have inspired me.
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 magnolia is my top pick. Creative angle!
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.
Wow! Gorgeous! Wish I was there.
You are so talented! Congrats!
Thank you, glad you like the photos 🙂
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.
Yes the sun does make a difference, plus all those wonderful magnolias in bloom!
I agree magnificent magnolias.
Stunning. And loving your reposting approach.
Not getting out much during the winter months, so reposting helps, plus getting them all under the Cornish blog roof 🙂
Cunning plan 🙂
Keeps me out of mischief 😉
Not sure that’s really possible!!!