It’s that time of year when the bluebells in Cornwall can be seen in beautiful sweeps of blue through the woodlands and gardens. One of our favourite dog friendly places to enjoy them is at Enys Gardens near Penryn.
Today marks the start of the Bluebell Festival at Enys which runs from May 5th to 13th and throughout the week there are events, including the Art Exhibition in the house, on May 5th, 6th and 7th and a Spring Craft Fair on 12th and 13th.
We went along to enjoy the wonderful bluebell display in the Parc Lye meadow. It’s so peaceful this bank holiday, with just a soft May breeze, the scent of the flowers and birdsong to distract from this sweeping meadow which is carpeted in bluebells.
The gardens are generally lovely and there is also the walled Flower Garden, parkland and the ponds to enjoy. Enys has tearooms which offer tea and cake in proper china teacups with really good homemade cake and cream teas.
What was really delightful today was the discovery that the Art Exhibition is dog friendly. Artist Claire Edkins even had her beautiful retriever Millie for company, doing a fair job of distracting visitors, some of whom brought their own dogs from the really fascinating displays of art and photography which can be discovered at Enys this weekend.
It’s a beautiful day out if you’re looking for a little bank holiday inspiration, and a place your dog will enjoy just as much as you.
Well behaved dogs are allowed on leads in the gardens, but make sure they don’t make a run for it over the bluebell displays!
Open: 11am to 5pm during the Bluebell Festival.
Visit www.enysgardens.org.uk for more information.