by Chris Betty
There’s an Open Day at Trenarth Gardens this Sunday Feb 24th in aid of the Cornwall Wildlife Trust.
Trenarth is a unique and beautiful venue which boasts not only year-round spectacular flora and fauna but a colony of bats – and a toilet in a telephone box!
The four acre garden by Constantine was first cultivated in 1993 and is set around a beautiful 17th century farmhouse in a lovely pastoral setting.
It boasts unusual plants, a courtyard listed garden, yew rooms, vegetable garden, orchard and a new woodland area and gravel garden with panoramic views.
Visitors can take an ancient green lane circular walk through the woods complete with a pond and tree fern grove.
Trenarth also has a resident bat colony and a maternity roost of lesser horseshoe bats on the site.
Pasties and cream teas will be provided from Open Gardens supporters Crantock Bakery and Roddas.
There are toilet facilities, one of which is in a telephone box! Dogs are permitted on leads. Sadly the garden is not good for wheelchairs.
This is the fourth year running that the Trust has run their highly successful Open Gardens scheme with many gardens this year opening for the first time.
Details of the Trenarth event, plus the final open garden – May Tree Garden in St. Austell on Sunday September 7th can be found at www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/open gardens.
You’ve still got time to visit two of Cornwall’s outstanding gardens, Trenarth on August 24th and May Tree Garden on September 7th, before this year’s very successful Open Gardens scheme comes to a close”.
Open Gardens: Trenarth, High Cross, Constantine, TR11 5JN.
Sunday August 24th 2014. 2pm to 5pm
Adults £4, children under 16 free
Refreshments from Crantock Bakery and Roddas