Azalea Heaven

The Japanese Garden in Cornwall provides an authentic Japanese
garden design in an idyllic Cornish setting. Built as a meditative garden it is the perfect space where one can calm the mind & let go of unwanted stress through contemplation & reflection.


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Its been nearly a whole month since we closed the garden due to the pandemic and it still feels very strange to be visiting the garden without seeing visitors wandering around in the sunshine. The garden itself is looking beautiful with colour everywhere in the form of azalea flowers and acer leaves 🍁. It really is a feast for the eyes at the moment and the azaleas are looking incredible. Some are further along than others (as always) but I think we are probably nearing the peak for colourful blooms round about now.

There is an energy in the garden now that is both relaxing and kind of energised; with everything flourishing the peace feels very full of life and purpose. Whilst it is without a doubt the most calming time of my week when I get to visit the garden; it is also making me feel so grateful to live in Cornwall where nature is so abundant and plants and trees are everywhere.

I think everyone I have spoken to or communicated with over this last month is experiencing the same emotional rollercoaster as myself; one day feeling positive and motivated to do projects; and the next feeling down and struggling with the drastic change of pace. I personally have been developing a vegetable patch at home; something I have never had time for until now and my Onions have just started sprouting which has given me so much joy this week! I hope that everyone who follows my Blog here is finding my photos and updates a welcome bit of normality and I would like to reassure you all that we will be here after this crazy time has passed. Stuart and I are still working hard maintaining the garden and looking after all our Bonsai and plants so once the lockdown ends we will be looking forward to seeing you all.

For now please enjoy looking at my photographs shot today during my visit –