A stunning garden on St Michael’s Mount

Yesterday we had a day out & about exploring Cornwall while it is still quiet…

Although we have visited St Michael’s Mount on several occasions we had never actually been to the gardens as we usually visit out of season. The gardens have recently been re-opened to the public with limited access of course. You need to pre-book your ticket online to secure your time slot. We are national Trust members so entry is free. As currently the boat is not running your visit has to coincide with low tide so you can make you way to & from the Mount across the causeway – always a thrill!

I expected there to be lots of succulents in the garden due to its sub tropical location. They are some of my favourite plants as they are so varied, colourful & visually interesting. I do enjoy flowers of course but texture & form are more my interest. I was not disappointed there were some fabulous specimens there. I try not to look at too many images of a place we intend to visit as I prefer to see things in reality first – I feel if I have seen too much beforehand it can spoil the impact.

We really enjoyed the colour themes of different garden sections from cool blues & purples with silver grey to hot oranges & reds. As usual I took quite a lot of photographs but I am not going to share too many here so as not to spoil it for you! Hopefully you will be able to visit yourselves & enjoy the spectacular location & incredible plants. We did resist purchasing any further plants for our own garden this time but there was a selection of very reasonably priced succulents for sale (very tempted!).

It was so lovely to be able to visit & enjoy the gardens while it is still quiet. Although it has been a tricky few months business wise we have at least been able to get out and about a little & see some of Cornwall’s gems. We would of course normally been busy in our Drill Hall gallery & exhibiting at events! We are looking forward to being open again soon & will keep everyone posted as soon as we have a confirmed date.

If you would like to visit the garden you can find up to date information here

Also there are so many wonderful places to visit in Cornwall which are looked after by the National Trust it is a great organisation to join here

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