The May bank holiday weekend saw the temperatures finally start to lift and the first day of June today has been wonderfully warm in the garden.
It has felt like Summer is on its way at last and the garden has been lapping up the last few days of sunshine.
Its been a busy month here at the garden with construction of the Zen garden viewing house escalating with each turn, but we are getting close to completion at last! I will post as soon as its ready to reopen.
There are now azaleas flowering and colour pops dotted around the garden which is always a joy to see. Some are still holding off on their biggest show but others are in full swing now.
The Japanese maples are looking stunning now, with the spring colours still vibrant and not yet scorched from the intense summer sun. The maple canopy is so beautiful to stand under – it feels like you are being bathed in glowing colour.
Today I managed to visit the garden and it was a well over-due visit indeed! I have missed walking the pathways and soaking up the peace.
Today I spent time just listening to the bird song and the sound of running water. There is a feeling of excitement in the garden at this time of year as everything is growing and the light has an energetic quality as it bathes the plants. Spring is always so full of life.
As we enter June I am hopeful that the warm weather will continue as we all need some sunshine after such a cold winter period.
This month the G7 summit is being held here in Cornwall and Newquay Airport is likely to be a hive of activity bringing many global leaders to Cornwall. Whilst this is very exciting, it does mean some disruption to the roads surrounding Newquay Airport, thus making it potentially difficult for visitors to stick to a specific arrival time (required by our booking system). During the summit dates (June 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th), we will be OPEN however we will not be taking bookings – so if you would like to visit please just turn up.
Police have asked that anyone visiting who may be stopped at a checkpoint be able to say where they are going (to the Japanese Garden) and have ID to prove who they are. This is something we would recommend for anyone visiting during the above dates.
If you are hoping to visit during the G7 summit please see our FIND US page for a map of possible road closures and a possible alternative route to us.
Please see the photos from todays visit – pictured below –