Constantine’s magical garden

Garten Garden in Constantine is a real family garden but at the same time it has been developed to create an ecologically driven environment for wildlife. The garden will be opening for Cornwall Wildlife Trust on October 2nd.
Constantine’s magical garden

Photo by Carole Drake

The garden, at Lower Treculliacks House, Lower Treculliacks, in Constantine, has been lovingly developed by Drs. Sara Gadd and Daro Montag, as their home since 2001.

They describe it as: “honest but magical” and through its design they have embraced ecosystems, home, children, plants, food wildlife and nature. It is an enchanting mix of natural materials and the plantings enhance their desire for a low carbon life.

Constantine’s magical garden

A hot terrace is close by a cool fern glade, and plantings include olive trees, bamboos and acers. There is an interesting use of wood and granite, and alongside a thriving vegetable garden inspired by Heritage Varieties there is plenty of room for children to play and for family animals.

Suitable for families, although due to the nature of the garden disabled access is limited, and sorry, due to the wildlife – no dogs at this event. Admission is £4 per adult, with under 16s free. Open Gardens is sponsored by stayincornwall.co.uk. Pasties and cream teas by Crantock Bakery and Roddas will be available.

Chris Betty, Communications Officer for the Trust, says,

“Ecologically minded owners make this a very unusual garden and one which will give visitors ideas on how they can apply eco-ideas to their own gardens. After this garden the Trust has one more garden opening, Pedn Billy at nearby Helford Passage, on October 9th, bringing our very successful yearly event to a close”.

This is the sixth year running that the Trust has run their highly successful Open Gardens scheme, which is sponsored by stayincornwall.co.uk. More details can be found on our Open Gardens page