Reason To Love St Ives #2: The Gardens

The Gate to the Garden at a Victorian Terraced House, St Ives
The Gate to the Garden at a Victorian Terraced House, St Ives

I have been pondering and came up with this…… St Ives is like a US football stadium, only cut down the middle lengthwise. There is the sea on one side and half of the playing field is the beach. The bleachers and stands are the wobbly, wonky, cobbled, twisting lanes that go to the rim. Once you are on the rim you will discover the large parking lot and the cemetery! Then it’s all downhill again, but with less lanes, straight to another albeit bigger beach. With that said, now that you know the layout of St Ives, it was a marvelous weekend for me because some of St Ive’s secret gardens were open for viewing for a charity fundraising! So all is not lost on the garden front!

First, I walked up a Slight hill to see the gardens at the Victorian terraced houses! Let’s go in this gate!

The Gate to the Garden at a Victorian Terraced House, St Ives
The Gate to the Garden at a Victorian Terraced House, St Ives
The Victorian Gardens at St Ives, Cornwall
The Victorian Gardens at St Ives, Cornwall
The Victorian Gardens at St Ives
The Victorian Gardens at St Ives
The Victorian Gardens at St Ives
The Victorian Gardens at St Ives
The Victorian Gardens at St Ives
The Victorian Gardens at St Ives
The Victorian Gardens at St Ives
The Victorian Gardens at St Ives
The Victorian Gardens at St Ives
The Victorian Gardens at St Ives
The Victorian Gardens at St Ives
The Victorian Gardens at St Ives
The Victorian Gardens at St Ives
The Victorian Gardens at St Ives

The maroon-wine colored florets look like they are made of wood!

The Victorian Gardens at St Ives, Cornwall
The Victorian Gardens at St Ives, Cornwall
The Victorian Gardens at St Ives
The Victorian Gardens at St Ives
The Victorian Gardens at St Ives
The Victorian Gardens at St Ives
The Victorian Gardens at St Ives
The Victorian Gardens at St Ives
The Victorian Gardens at St Ives
The Victorian Gardens at St Ives
No Hawkers No Circulars!
No Hawkers No Circulars!

The gardeners in most of these lovely terraced gardens were elderly gents!

The Road to the Victorian Terraces
The Road to the Victorian Terraces

Now which overhead line goes to which house? It would be a challenge on that pole!

The Victorian Terraces at St Ives, Cornwall
The Victorian Terraces at St Ives, Cornwall

Some terraces had a garden front and some folks wanted a teeny, tiny space to park their car!

The Rose Blush on the Corner!
The Rose Blush on the Corner!
A Cacti in the Crack, St Ives, Cornwall
A Cacti in the Crack, St Ives, Cornwall
Wrap Around the Corner, St Ives, Cornwall
Wrap Around the Corner, St Ives, Cornwall
A Wall of Greenery, St Ives, Cornwall
A Wall of Greenery, St Ives, Cornwall

There were several gardens on this lane, but we’ll explore some more on other lanes too! See you in the garden! Enjoy!

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