Mark strimming on a gorgeous summer day!
The pond that Mark and Rob built
Pampas grass and New Zealand flax
Zen style stone with Maurice’s labyrinth
A very hot day at Mystic Surfers. Mark and Dex take a break
Kevin taking a breather from his roofing work.
Sitting by the wall. My beautiful daughter, Natasha-Angharad, who helped me for several years at Mystic Surfers
The Pixie swing I made!
Maurice and Simon, July 2014.
Mullein at Mystics
As Maurice said when he saw this photo “There’s a little fairy in my garden!”
In the early days, with Rob. We were like Morecambe and Wise….on our day possibly even funnier!
The pond that Mark and Rob built
Dex taking a break on the garden wall. We made a little cut out space up there so that we could look out to sea.
Maurice’s sleeping dragon
Winter scene at Mystic Surfers
Dex had just made the slate surround for the dragon
Mark strimming the grass edges, in July 2010
Fuschia in the courtyard at Mystics
Pan keeping a watchful eye on the gardens
Another view of the Witchy-poo
Maurice always loved these gorse bushes, they reminded him of Horsell common, near where he was raised. I sculpted them in to these contorted shapes to match the Zen style stone in the labyrinth.
A beautiful shot of the pampas grasses
The view from the original car park towards the Witchy-poo
One of my favourite photos of Mystic Surfers gardens, taken by Maurice I believe.
Another shot of Mark and Rob’s pond!
One of our earlier lavenders
Outdoor picnic area
The ‘faery’ doing a little weeding in a border!
Mark and rob’s pond….again!
The ‘circle’ a few years ago.
A lovely view of the ‘barn’ where Maurice lived with his son Simon.
New Zealand Flax reaching maturity, it is huge!
Another view of the ‘barn’
The beautiful garden wall covered in ivy.
A Rat-stone, (or at least that’s what we called them back in rural Surrey.) They were used under old dwellings to raise the building off the ground to protect against rats.
One of the many standing stones that we erected over the years.
Down by the kitchen, looking towards the ‘Mediterranean courtyard’.
The hazel tree (in the centre), after it’s second move around the property. It was moved to make way for the conference centre first, and then again for a new gateway. It finally settled here. It has really thrived, it is now much bigger than you see it here.
Picnic area by the barn
Standing stones, looking towards where the conference centre now stands.
Spring-time by the Witchy-poo
Work in progress!
Looking towards the veg area, the cherry tree is very young here.
The view down the lane towards the cliffs
A view towards Tintagel, you can see the ‘Camelot’ hotel.
A view from within the stone circle
Another view from inside the stone circle
Looking over the stone circle at the barn. This was taken by my daughter Natasha Angharad, and if you look closely you will see me mowing!
A quiet corner behind the Witchy-poo
The hazel after it’s 3rd move. It is now so much bigger!
A younger Dex, just after he started working with his Dad.
An early view of the stone-circle.
The Cherry tree when young with the Forsythia. The Forsythia is a “ Anthea Turnerii Giveusatwirleii“. (Some of you Brits of a certain age might get that!)
Summer shot of the gardens
Looking from the veg area towards the Witchy-poo.
Mid-summer bonfire at Mystics, 2011.
Behind the Witchy-poo.
The wooden hare stands sentinel over the gardens in the early spring.
The stone circle.
Mark, taking a well earned rest!
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A Rat-stone. We found it chucked in a wild corner and thought it was too nice to waste. It was a hell of a job to move it!
These fellas were busy mining by the Witchy poo. Thanks to my friend Julie Bryant for this photo!
Not quite sure who he was, any ideas? Thanks to Julie again for this photo too.
Tree decorations in Mystic Surfer’s gardens. Thanks to Julie for the photo!
These guys were on gargoyle duty on the old barn. Thanks for the photo Julie!
Let sleeping dragons lie? This photo, like so many others on this page, dedicated to the gardens at Mystic Surfers, was taken by my friend Julie Bryant. This is very apt because she runs her own business, (putting on guest speakers on the ‘Spirituality/healing’ circuit), and that business is called ‘Naked Dragon Events’. Julie is Welsh by birth, which brings us back to the Welsh Dragon, although it’s fair to say that she’s more your Welsh princess type!
Maurice Willmott. The Mystic Surfer’s healing garden was his dream. From their earliest beginnings, when the garden was…..well, anything but a garden, (it was just an overgrown field full of old tractor and car parts), he was the owner. Although he saw himself more in a role of custodian of this small piece of land, encouraging others, including random passers by, to ‘come on in and relax in our garden’. Without Maurice there would be no ‘Mystic Surfers Gardens’. I salute you Maurice, you were a man of vision…….and we who knew you and loved you…..still miss you. Mystic Surfers is a part of your legacy to us…..