This holiday we made full use of our National Trust pass.
When the heat of the sun became too much for the beach, most days we headed to the cooling canopies of a National Trust garden.
Trengwainton was the first on our list.
With it's promise of a walled kitchen garden and large exotic woodlands... it didn't disappoint.
It is beautiful.
Large tree ferns mixed with banana plants and hydrangeas in the colours of many a blue rinse. Gave inspiration to imaginative games of dinosaurs, crashing through the dense vegetation.
Pooh sticks were launched off the little bridges and raced after down the streams.
The kitchen garden was where my heart was led... rows of neatly planted vegetables with companion plants of nigella and nasturtiums.
Pom pom headed dahlias and wildflowers a plenty.
Good for the soul.