Cornwall’s best kept secret
Mystery still shrouds this unique and magical garden, whose presence, hidden within the countryside is mostly unknown to even local residents. This is due in thanks to Elizabeth Enys, known locally as Betty, who fiercely guarded the area and removed all signs indicating where the garden lay. As a result, this tranquil garden has only been open to the public in the last few decades, initially opening only occasionally for the fantastic display of bluebells.
Due to popular demand the garden is now open Tuesdays and Thursdays as well as the first Sunday of the month from April to September.
With 30-40 Acres to explore and surrounding parkland, the garden has been praised by many visitors for being an unspoilt, natural garden with a very calming effect on all that visit. Discover the New Zealand garden filled with magnificent plants, marvel at the handsome veteran trees, the beautiful ponds, the Cornish cross and apple press, relax in the summer house while enjoying the views of the parkland, and peruse the developing apple orchard planted with Cornish varieties of apple.
While you are here you can learn the history of the garden, house and the Enys family in the History Room. Don’t forget to enjoy a lovely slice of homemade cake or two served on the bone china tea set at the Tea Room.
Open from the beginning of April until the end of September every Tuesday and Thursday, and every first Sunday of the month.
Look out for the Bluebell Festival where we will be open for the week for the fabulous Bluebell display, you will not want to miss it!
For further details see website http://www.enysgardens.org.uk
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The Toby Buckland Garden Festival
Powderham Castle, Kenton, Exeter. EX6 8JQ
For our first coach trip of 2017, we are visiting the fourth Toby Buckland Garden Festival held in the beautiful setting of Powderham Castle. This is a diverse and quality show both in terms of exhibitors and entertainment. 2016 saw a total of 187 exhibitors displaying a wide range of plants, garden sundries, crafts and more. There will be specialist talks by well-known gardening personalities on all manner of horticultural topics and we can look forward to a superb range of local foods to satisfy all tastes. Do wear comfortable shoes!
The booking form will be included in our March 2017 mailing.
National Trust Trengwainton
Madron, Penzance TR20 8RZ
We are invited to view our Lord Lieutenant’s private garden. At this time of year, its magnificent Primula, spring shrubs and Magnolia will be a delight. After a short talk about the Bolitho family and its history, we will enjoy a private visit to Trengwainton itself, which will be closed to the public, for a ‘behind the scenes’ tour with the Head Gardener. This will be a rare treat and provide us with an opportunity to see the glass houses and learn about the rejuvenation programme that has been put in place following recent storm damage. The booking form will be included in our March 2017 mailing.