Sunday, May 14, 2006

Garden of Dreams

Trebah gardens are located in Mawnan Smith, Cornwall ~ certainly worth the visit if you are in the vicinity! Trebah is Celtic for ‘The House on the Bay’ and can be dated back to 1086 ~ recorded in the Doomsday Book.

If you have ever seen the film, Saving Private Ryan or have heard of the D-Day assault landings on Omaha Beach in Normandy then you should know that it was from this beach area at Trebah that the 29th US Infantry Division embarked. I sat down by the water and could not help but think of all those brave young men ~ every one of them some ‘mother’s son’. How sad war is ~ old men sending young men to die.

The garden is truly amazing, full of many sub- tropical plants, which you would not normally find in Britain. The scents and textures seem to transport you into other worlds. The garden incorporates many Architectural plants that burst through the ground with strong shape and presence. I loved it.
My only regret was that we were not there to see the many Hydrangeas in full bloom.

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