Stairway to Truro garden heaven
8:00am Sunday 2nd September 2012 in News
Work on a stairway linking the slope between Truro’s Piazza with Royal Barham House, on Infirmary Hill, is soon to be underway, offering residents and visitors panoramic views of the city, as part of a new public garden.
Sixty natural granite steps, will connect the originally isolated plot, which was used as an infirmary for the poor, dating back to the end of the 18th century.
Although the grounds of Royal Barham House have until now have been used informally as a picnic spot for the public, the steps will, for the first time, connect the historic building with the town.
The steps will be central to lawn areas, yew trees and hedges to complement the existing mature species on Infirmary Hill. The south side of the gardens providing a climate ideal for exotic planting and species more related to the stately gardens of Cornwall, say the developers Linden Homes.
Brian Deacon, from Linden South West, said “Royal Barham House has remained an isolated plot that has, in its long history, seen the city of Truro built around it. We have taken great care to bring
to life this uniquely positioned conservation area that will benefit of the whole of Truro.”