Families 'go potty' at West Cornwall garden seed day
7:00am Sunday 3rd March 2013 in News
Families visiting Trengwainton Garden near Penzance during half term had a chance to show of their green fingered skills by going potty at a seed planting day.
The National Trust garden team provided a variety of seeds as well as peat free compost and biodegradable pots, and visitors choose their own seeds to pot-up and take home.
Head gardener Phil Griffiths said: "We give space in our walled kitchen garden to local schools so children can learn the whole process of food production; from preparing the ground, sowing the seeds, tending the plants and finally bringing in the harvest. Parents have told us that their children refused to eat any vegetables until they’d grown their own here at Trengwainton."
Trengwainton’s 25 acres are a blaze of colour at the moment, with magnolias in full bloom , carpets of snowdrops and many of the camellias and rhododendrons making a welcome appearance after the long, grey winter.
The garden, shop and award-winning tea-room are open from 10.30am to 5pm Sunday to Thursday.