Thursday, 20 August 2015

Gardens at St Michael's Mount

Today we are off to the gardens at St Michael's Mount.  To see my previous posts click on the words St Michael's Mount in the labels at the end of the post.

The gardens are essentially on vertical granite rock face.  There are narrow little paths all over the place and plants tucked in everywhere there is a gap or where something will grow.  I don't know the names of most of these plants, so I have left no comments on the pictures.  I hope that you will enjoy just looking at them.








You can see just how vertical the rock face is here!


















































We had then ended our visit and it was time to walk back to the mainland.  The tide had gone right out during our visit, so we walked back across the sand.  We stopped to take a look at the work that was going on repairing the causeway and to look back at the castle.








It was a wonderful visit and I am so glad that we went.  I would thoroughly recommend a visit if you ever get the chance to go.

Thank you for all of your lovely comments on the previous two posts.  I am glad that they have bought back many happy memories for so many of you and inspired dreams of future visits for some of you too!  I hope you get to realise your dreams and go there yourself someday.

Tomorrow is my lunch, so I will be back at some time over the weekend or next week with news of how it went....  Fingers crossed that it is all OK!  Today I am going to be a cooking and baking maniac to get ready!

See you soon!

Amy

42 comments:

  1. Lots of lovely memories of when I visited St.Michaels Mount many years ago. Your photos are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

    Enjoy your lunch and the next few days.
    Hazel c uk

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  2. The garden looks amazing, I really really love all the succulents!
    I hope your lunch was a great success.
    love Jooles x x x

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  3. Never been there thought it is a place I would go to if in the vicinity

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  4. I've really enjoyed your post today - all that wonderful sub-tropical planting is a delight. I've been to St Michael's Mount a few times but never to the gardens. They look heavenly. I shall have to return, I think.
    Cathy x

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  5. It looks amazing Amy I would definitely have to see it if I'm in the area, thank you for sharing your photo's of this lovely place, good luck with your lunch tomorrow, I'm sure all will be fine. :) xx

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  6. Stunning photos Amy! That blue sea looking down from the top looks so inviting. We visited the mount many years ago but the kids were much smaller (no. 4 was still in a pushchair) so we didn't go very far up. It's such a magical place isn't it? You must visit the village of Newlyn just beyond Penzance if you have the chance - we got some beautiful, fresh scallops which we took home and fried - absolutely delicious! Judy.

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  7. Well that gives a new meaning to the term rockery which is usually a few rocks in a border! So beautiful and amazing how the plants just squish into the rock. Good luck with the lunch, I'm sure it will be a great success. x

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  8. Beautiful planting, a feast for the eyes. Hope all goes well for your luncheon.

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  9. Hello Amy, what an interesting post. Thanks for sharing such lovely photos. The rock gardens look amazing, all those Succulents thriving in these conditions!! Also love the aloe plants and the colourful flowers!!
    Enjoy your lunch!
    Ingrid xx
    Myfunkycrochet.blogspot.be

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  10. I don't recall the gardens being so lovely but it is quite some time since I visited. It is wonderful, almost maintenance free, and exotic garden. All those succulent Aeoniums growing on the granite require the warmth of the Gulf Stream flowing in the sea past the island in order to survive our winters.

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  11. Dear Amy
    What lovely photos of your visit. The gardens look almost tropical. They were featured in the 'Glorious Gardens from Above' series by Christine Walkden and it was fascinating to see how the gardeners have to abseil down the rocks to do any maintenance or planting. Thank you for sharing your visit.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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  12. Oh they're glorious aren't they. Quite phenomenal how such beautiful gardens have been created on a rock in the middle of the sea. So much effort must be put into them. Good luck with your lunch, I'm sure it will be wonderful. CJ xx

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  13. Wonderful garden pictures....quite breath taking! The planting is just wonderful there!
    Helen xox

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  14. It's amazing just where plants will grow. I remember watching a programme on tv about how they garden on those vertical slopes, it was really interesting. Hope your lunch goes well.

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  15. More lovely photos, Amy. Have a good day baking & cooking. I'm sure your lunch will be wonderful! :o)

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  16. Certainly not too many photos, Amy, these posts haven't been boring. Thank you for taking us with you. x

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  17. That's some rockery to take care of! I hope your lunch goes well for you xx

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  18. Looks lovely. I have only been to Cornwall once (a long time ago). It was Winter and oh so cold, so we took one look (from a distance) and went into the nearest pub!!!!! I regret it now.

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  19. The garden looks wonderful, Amy - I've really enjoyed your St Michael's Mount posts - I hope your lunch party on Friday goes well:)

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  20. Wow I am in awe! The gardens are fabulous and I love how the pictures show other visitors and give a sense of movement. They have an amazing array of succulents and flowering plants. Not having lived near the ocean I am intrigued at how the tide can go out and then you can walk through that area. I enjoyed this post- thank you for sharing!

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  21. We love to sit at the Godolphin Inn watching people walking back over the causeway and having a little smile when the tide starts to roll in and people start off strolling and end up running to not get wet feet!
    Its the best place in the world to sit and sip a G & T and people (and dog) watch - lovely photos xxx

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  22. Amy, what a lovely spot! I've never been any place where I could walk back from an island! And I never thought of an English garden with succulents.

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  23. Just beautiful! All of those succulents are amazing. And having all of the gardens among all of that stone just gives an absolute charm...let alone being by a magnificent ocean!
    Blessings for a beautiful luncheon tomorrow my Dear! Remember to relax and have fun too! xoxo

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  24. Wow! Your travels are always breath taking. I told my husband, Europe is full of places to go that are easier to get to by car than is the USA. I don't fly so I can only view from your eyes.

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  25. Part 3 , wow, I can see why you had such a lovely time. Bet your weekend will be wonderful, enjoy every second. Maria xx

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  26. Wow is about all that comes to mind at first! WOW!
    I just love how the flowers creep through the stone walls. Lovely!
    -Lisa

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  27. The gardens look wonderful. We visited there about 5 years ago as well as some other lovely places. Good luck with your lunch. I can't wait to read how it went. Joan at www.aviewtothefells.com

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  28. Gorgeous photos! I really want to visit here! And spend more time on the shores of England!
    Have a great weekend, Tammy x

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  29. The gardens are spectacular! I really like the crevices in the rocks have been stuffed with succulents.

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  30. Amy. Another very interesting post! I've always wanted to visit St Michael's point - it looks very mysterious. So nice to see it through your eyes. Thank you. Barbara xx

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  31. This has been such an enjoyable thing to see. The whole place is just beautiful! Isn't it amazing what will grow in such a rocky spot? Your photos of everything were so nice.
    I know your lunch will go well!

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  32. Beautiful photos of St. Michael's Mount. I'd love to visit if I'm ever fortunate enough to get to England. Love the succulents in the rocks.

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  33. Thank you Amy, I feel as if I've been on holiday without the five hour drive! And what a lot of interest and colour for April. The blue flowering plant is beautiful. Hope your lunch party goes well today.

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  34. gorgeous photos, happy lunching, hope all goes well x don't panic xxx

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  35. I love the succulents against the wall - stunning! What a beautiful place.
    Amalia
    xo

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  36. What a garden! It looks amazing.

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  37. Wow! What beautiful grounds and photos! I'm a big fan of succulents, so I really enjoyed those. Such a beautiful place.

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  38. I don't know if I would want to be the one having to plant some of those succulents in all those rocky crevasses. Thanks for sharing. Hope your lunch goes well.

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  39. Amazing gardens in a unique location, thank you for sharing Amy x

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  40. What amazing gardens with such an array of interesting plants. I love the succulents in the walls. Hope your lunch went well.

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  41. This place is amazing! Such gorgeous plants! I especially love the succulents! Thanks for sharing your beautiful day with us!

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  42. Wow, what a beautiful place, and fantastic photos. The gardens are stunning.
    Caz xx

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