Enys Gardens

May 21, 2014 by becca.lazar No Comments

At the weekend I visited Enys Gardens near Mylor where they opened the house to the public to host a local craft fair.

Enys is considered to be the oldest garden in Cornwall and in Spring the bluebells in Parc Lye (undisturbed since ancient times) are spectacular.

Enys has been the family home since 1272, the original house was destroyed in a fire in the 1820’s and then redesigned in 1833.  In recent years the house has fallen into disrepair and suffered from dry rot but work has taken place meaning that it is now safe for the public to have a peek inside and occasional events to be held in the house where displays and archives provide greater information on the history of the estate.

It was wonderful to see inside the house and browse from room to room enjoying the displays of crafts, plants and produce stalls, I couldn’t resist purchasing a few plants.

We wandered along the woodland walk reaching Parc Lye where the bluebells were picture perfect stretching out into the distance. I noticed as people approached the scene how quiet they became just taking in the beautiful vista in front of them.

We then came back through the walled garden and enjoyed some delicious homemade cake from the tea rooms sitting in the gorgeous sunshine in a really tranquil setting.  If you are in the area in May this is a visit not be missed.


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