Orangery at Trelissick

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.

DSCF4823And ornate entrance with Ionic columns and their beautiful scrolled capitals


Is it not a pure delight?

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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.

50 thoughts on “Orangery at Trelissick”

    1. 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.

  1. 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.

        1. 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!.

        2. 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,

        3. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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?

    1. 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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