Penzance garden first to fling open gates for wildlife charity
7:00am Sunday 17th March 2013 in News
For the third year running garden owners throughout Cornwall will be sharing their beautiful gardens with the public as part of Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Open Garden scheme, with a Penzance arden the first to swing open it's gates.
In past years these events have raised considerable funds for the trust which protects threatened wildlife and wild places.
The gardens involved vary in size from grand affairs to the more intimate, and the plants from immense trees to tiny rock plants. There is something for everyone and what better way to spend an afternoon than touring around the county visiting Cornwall’s very own ‘Chelsea’ gardens.
Dania Shaw, from Cornwall Wildlife Trust, said: “Gardens are vital wildlife havens and bring people closer to nature. Huge thanks goes to all the gardens opening, as they will raise vital funds for Cornwall Wildlife Trust. All of the gardens are loved by their owners, who want to share their enthusiasm and passion for gardening with others.
"There are six gardens new to the Trust so we encourage you to come and pay a visit to one or more of these fabulous gardens, have a great day out and do something wonderful for Cornwall’s wildlife. We look to forward to seeing you there”
The first to open will be Tremenheere Sculpture Garden in Gluval, Penzance on April 14 from 10am to 5pm. Described in the Sunday Times as one of the most exciting new gardens in the country, Tremenheere opened in September last year, and with its spectacular valley setting overlooking St. Michael’s Mount it marries large scale sub-tropical planting with high quality contemporary sculpture by internationally-renowned artists.
Admission fees to the garden vary and in most cases dogs on leads are permitted.
For more details, including opening times and directions, please visit www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/opengardens or call 01872 273939.