Strolling the garden in the wood

National Trust Knightshayes invites you to ‘Discover magic in the woods’. Apparently its garden in the woods, created in the 1950’s, is the only one of its kind in existence. I walked there on Sunday, when I found this little path, leading away from the formal garden. IMG_1532_
and found myself in a world that was magical indeed, it felt like anything could happen. IMG_1503_
There were ancient giants, IMG_1528_
some with arms outstretched to catch you.

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Funky seed heads,


Bark that Meg would like to stroke.
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Delicate froths of fluff.

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A giant sequoia
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and an elegant maple.

This little walk was enchanting, rich in texture, colour, light and shade. Birdsong filled the air, as did the fragrance of years of fallen leaves on the ground. I hope you enjoyed the garden in the woods,Β perhaps you’ll go one day. I’m sharing it with Jo, for her Monday walk. Join her here.

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29 thoughts on “Strolling the garden in the wood

  1. That bark is amazing, especially that third image. I would indeed love to get up close and feel the textures. Thank you for taking me walking in the garden in the wood, before I drive back to J and the other 23 animals, who are in the middle of a cold snap.

  2. Well you know me and gardens. I am very happy to accompany you on this stroll. Lovely trees and shade in the heat. (I’m hopeful for more heat). New theme then Gilly? I’m thinking of making some changes on mine, but not sure which to choose. This certainly shows off your photos. Not sure mine would live up to full size though as I optimise them so much.

      1. The problem with that is you use space quickly. I reduce my images to kbs and therefore don’t use too much space. I suppose there will come a time when I run out and have to either create a new blog or pay for the extra space. I like the thought of big photos, but I’m loathe to spend money πŸ˜‰

      2. I’ve been paying for a space upgrad for two years, I didn’t want to spend the money but it stops me having to think about how many pics I’m uploading. Most of mine are about 1450×950. I’d quite like to go for the .com option as well but so far I’ve resisted!

  3. Delightful! What a lovely way to invite exploration – ‘Discover Magic in the Woods’. Who could resist?! Those ancient giants are something to behold.

  4. A beautiful enchanting post you have show nature in grand style and in small the details.
    As you know from visiting my blog The Path and nature are my favourite subjects.
    With only a few well chosen words you have not destroyed the sacred silence I felt
    following you on this magnificent magic walk._/\_

  5. I always enjoy meandering through magnificent gardens. Walking on these tiny paths is like going back in time.
    These gardens a magical especially the tree with the arms/branches sticking out ready to grab someone whos unaware. Lovely post, Gilly. Thanks for the tour. 😊

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