Glendurgan Garden in Mawnan Smith is joining a number of gardens around the country which are taking part in the unique Silent Space scheme.

The idea behind the scheme is to find areas of a garden or park, which are already enjoyed by the public, and temporarily reserve those areas for silent visiting. The Silent Space enables people to enjoy the peace and quiet and take time to notice the beauty of their surroundings.

On Wednesday afternoons from today until July 19 between noon and 3.30pm, visitors to the National Trust property Glendurgan can enjoy a moment of reflection and relaxation in the garden’s Silent Space. The space which has been chosen for this begins at the Olive Grove and ends at the small thatched School Room. This is a very peaceful part of the garden with views down the valley.

At this time of year Glendurgan is also a haven for wildlife so visitors can enjoy the sights and sounds of birds and butterflies as they spend time in the Silent Space.

The not-for-profit project was only started last summer and Tremenheere Sculpture Garden near Penzance is also offering a Silent Space this year.

Glendurgan’s senior visitor experience officer, Tamsin Hennah said: "Glendurgan is a place where people come to enjoy the peace and tranquillity and so when Silent Space approached us about taking part in the scheme, we thought the garden would be a great place to offer a Silent Space and add a different element to people’s experience of this beautiful garden."