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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7.30pm - The Alverton, Tregolls Road, Truro TR1 1ZQ -
Nick Morgan - 'The New Greenhouse at Wisley'
With a 45-year career in professional horticulture including a key role within the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) as superintendent of its glass and propagation departments, from which he has only recently retired, Nick Morgan is well placed to lecture on differing aspects of glass house culture.
2.30pm - Trethorne Leisure Park, Kennards House, Launceston PL15 8QE -
Nick Morgan - 'How to Make the Best and Most Productive Use of a Small Greenhouse'
Nick is a Member of the RHS Tender Ornamental Plant Committee, who is trained by the independent standards organisation for the pesticide, fertiliser and allied industries, BASIS, as an advisor for amenity horticulture. An occasional contributor to RHS magazine, The Garden, He is also an engaging lecturer on the national and international circuit.