Orangery at Trelissick

Wandering around Trelissick Gardens (Cornwall)  in the springtime I came across the house (now open to the public) and this fabulous orangery. Those of you who follow my Earth Laughs in Flowers blog know how much I love flowers and glasshouses – my dream house would have an orangery. Sadly that is not likely to happen as I don’t have the cash for such an addition. Still I can dream. And in the meantime I can drool over buildings such as this. Just look at that stone mullioned full-length bay window and leaded panes.

DSCF4823And ornate entrance with Ionic columns and their beautiful scrolled capitals


Is it not a pure delight?

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I live in the UK, but when I was younger I spent several years travelling the world followed by a period living in South Africa. I look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

50 thoughts on “Orangery at Trelissick”

  1. That’s a lovely orangery Jude, no arguments.
    When I worked for the Police in London, I had some ‘behind the scenes’ access to Windsor Castle. On a tour there, I was old that the large Castle Orangery had been converted inside, for use as a swimming pool. Shows how warm they are…
    Regards as always, Pete. x

    1. That sounds very special indeed, Pete! We’d like to know more too! Behind the scene at Windsor … can’t you make a post about it instead of a mail …? 🙂

  2. It sure is a delight and what makes it great to see this blog is the way you have photographed it. So imaginative ~ it makes me realise how boring my photographs are ~ I must try to see things in a different way. Thanks for the inspiration and the beauty of your photos.

  3. Beautiful. Oh wouldn’t it be lovely to have an orangery? I particularly love the curved bay window and the plants on the windowsill. The glass ceiling is gorgeous…oh to dream ❤

    1. A lot of the ‘stately’ homes here have them. High ceilings so they can grow citrus trees and palms. I love them, for the architecture as much as the ability to grow plants in them.

  4. Absolutely, a pure delight. Keep dreaming of Ionic columns and mullioned windows (thank you! I now know what a mullioned window is) and who knows? Actually, you take possession of this orangery through your devoted photos. And then you share it. Thank you.

        1. Drinking wine and looking for a house to buy. I know, I should be in bed, but my sleep pattern is all out of sink. Off to bed right now!.

        2. It looks smashing! A great place for pelargoniums in winter, Jude. 🙂
          By the way; are you on the move?
          Wishing you a great weekend with lots of sleep.
          Big hug from all of us,

  5. Love the Victorianesque about that term – Austin / Bronte scenes come to mind when the ‘lovers’ disappear into the indoor shrubbery…. 🙂 Mind you was there not something like a ‘syllabub house’? All sweetness and light?

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