Wandering around Trelissick Gardens (Cornwall) in the springtime I came across the house (now open to the public) and this fabulous orangery. Those of you who follow my Earth Laughs in Flowers blog know how much I love flowers and glasshouses – my dream house would have an orangery. Sadly that is not likely to happen as I don’t have the cash for such an addition. Still I can dream. And in the meantime I can drool over buildings such as this. Just look at that stone mullioned full-length bay window and leaded panes.
And ornate entrance with Ionic columns and their beautiful scrolled capitals
Curved bay window from the inside
Curves through the window
And a lemon tree
A windowsill of geraniums
Capturing the view
That curved bay window
Approaching the Orangery
Is it not a pure delight?
I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.
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50 thoughts on “Orangery at Trelissick”
Oh, we were there in July! We thought it was a lovely place. 🙂
I have been there twice, but both times in April. Lovely rhododendrons, and the park looks pretty good too. The views over the river are gorgeous.
It was the views that struck me too, and the quirky water tower building beside the car park!
That’s a holiday let, but you probably knew that. For anyone else interested here’s the link: http://www.nationaltrustcottages.co.uk/cottage/the-water-tower-011075/
Not for me though – too many steep stairs 🙂
I hadn’t thought about the stairs! 😮
Absolutely, a pure delight. Keep dreaming of Ionic columns and mullioned windows (thank you! I now know what a mullioned window is) and who knows? Actually, you take possession of this orangery through your devoted photos. And then you share it. Thank you.
Well you know me and my love of gardens and plants. An orangery would be the icing on the cake.
What are you doing awake at 2am?
Drinking wine and looking for a house to buy. I know, I should be in bed, but my sleep pattern is all out of sink. Off to bed right now!.
It looks smashing! A great place for pelargoniums in winter, Jude. 🙂
By the way; are you on the move?
Wishing you a great weekend with lots of sleep.
Big hug from all of us,
Back now Dina, from a short birthday trip to Dorset where I slept so well! I’m sure it has something to do with the sea air.
Was it your birthday? Did we miss it!!!
Such a beautiful place, Jude. An orangery sounds like a great addition to any abode. I wonder if i could grow oranges in my new conservatory when it’s done? 🙂 Lovely photo gallery as always.
Oh yes, grow oranges and lemons and figs. Conservatories should be filled with plants in my opinion!
Thanks. Pleased to have found your blog. Looking forward to further exploration. Regards from Thom at the immortal jukebox (give it a spin).
Lovely photos Jude and I will join your orangery group and put my hand up for one of your Margaritas
Welcome PP – hope there are some limes in here too 🙂
If not I will bring my own… 🙂
I love that window with the orchids. It’s chock-a-block with greenery and I think they trim the lawn with nail scissors! xxx
Most likely to be sheep 😉
It is. It truly is.
Come and join us for cocktails Dawn 😉
Ha, I wish!
Love the Victorianesque about that term – Austin / Bronte scenes come to mind when the ‘lovers’ disappear into the indoor shrubbery…. 🙂 Mind you was there not something like a ‘syllabub house’? All sweetness and light?
I haven’t heard of a ‘syllabub house’ but I do like eating a lemon syllabub and this is an ideal location for doing that 🙂
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