Cornwall Wildlife Trust Open Gardens Scheme
From the Blog
Photo credit © Burncoose House
From April to September some of Cornwall's most beautiful gardens will be opening their gates to raise money for Cornwall's wildlife and wild places. Brand new gardens join established favourites and promise to provide some great days out around Cornwall.
Open Gardens starts off with a very special event at Burncoose House and Garden at Gwennap, near Redruth on Sunday 15th April. This magnificent 30-acre woodland garden is tucked away behind the famous Burncoose Nurseries - a winner of over 20 RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medals. The Trust has been granted special access to the whole of this hidden gem including guided walks of the garden and newly refurbished house.
The following week sees the return to Pedn Billy on Sunday 22nd April. This is the Trust’s most popular garden and it’s easy to see why with stunning views over the Helford Passage and a beautiful 12 acre garden ablaze with azaleas, magnolias, rhododendrons, camellias and flowering bulbs. Half of the garden is ancient woodland with paths that wind down to Port Navas Creek and Helford River to its own private beach
Also opening in April is the tranquil valley garden at Higher Trenedden at Peakswater, near Pelynt – a garden thriving with wildlife and breath-taking countryside views.
After three sell-out shows the Trust are also pleased to announce a fourth screening of Ian McCarthy’s award winning new film ‘Wild Cornwall – out on the Edge’ at The Poly Arts Centre, Falmouth on Wednesday 25th April. This is Cornwall’s wildlife and wild places as never seen before...