Gardens diary: what's on in March
Keep up to date with our monthly round-up of what's on at some of Cornwall's beautiful gardens this March.
Eden Project, near St Austell: 8 March
Bring your four-legged friends for a day packed full of canine capers. With plenty on other from a Police dog display, fun dog show and a chance to make some doggy prints, this is certainly a fun day out for the entire family. Dogs can enjoy the miles of outdoor paths at Eden but won’t be allowed in the Biomes or other undercover areas, apart from the Visitor Centre
Trebah Garden, near Falmouth: 15 March
Join Trebah and treat mum to a special day out. All mum's have FREE entry to the garden and Planters cafe will be serving a delicious spring inspired lunch suitable for your yummy mummy. Treat her to 2 courses for just £13.95.
Mount Edgcumbe, Torpoint: 15 March
Head to this beautiful garden and try something a little different. Spend the morning making two stylish drum lampshades. Design your shade to be used with either a lamp stand or ceiling fitting. All materials are provided including fabric to cover your shade. Tickets cost £30 per person, find out more here.
Lost Gardens of Heligan, near St Austell: Until 22 March
Hibernation Trail - Enjoy a fantastic family day out at Heligan learning all there is to know about our fury friends that have gone into hibernation this winter. Follow Heligan's fun hibernation trail where you and your family can step out of a cocoon like a beautiful butterfly, hide under an enormous flower pot like a sleepy snail, hide in a tunnel like a frog or delve under a leaf canopy like a slow worm. Make sure you wear your wellies and waterproofs as it could be muddy in places!
Glendurgan Garden, near Falmouth: 15 March
Treat Mum on this special day by making a beautiful posy with some lovely colourful spring flowers at Glendurgan Garden. This a National Trust garden is situated above the hamlet of Durgan on the Helford River in Mawnan Smith, near Falmouth.
Pinetum Park, St Austell: Throughout March
Visit Pinetum Park this March and see how their gardens are designed and planted in such a way, that they give fragrance and colour throughout the entire year. At the the start of early spring see a myriad of plants including many rare evergreens, bursting into life, including varieties such as Azara, Ercilla, Pieris and Grevillea. It is also a wonderful time of year to admire gorgeous Camellias, Clematis, Magnolia and Michelia that you can also find here.
Trewithen Gardens, Truro: Throughout Spring
Trewithen are celebrating their “300th anniversary” with an exhibition which covers all the people and personalities that has made Trewithen what it is today. It’s a chronological time line of the families, owners, works and events here at Trewithen. Hear about how the family, Hawkins, bought Trewithen for £2700 in 1715 which is roughly £750,000 in today’s money which is still a bargain and lots more.
Trerice Garden, near Newquay: 27 March
Have you ever wanted to learn about the night sky? Now's your chance as Kernow Astronomers join us for an evening of discovery. A fun night for the entire family. Suggested donations £2 per adult, children free. Why not enjoy supper before the event in the Barn restaurant?
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