Eco-garden opens for the Trust

Event details:
• Full title of event: Open Garden – Cornish Cutting Garden
• Date and time of event: Sunday 7th July 2.00pm to 5.00pm
• Where to meet: Cornish Cutting Garden, Vellanusun, Lower Releath, TR13 OHB
• Cost of event: adults £5 under 16s free

As an eco-garden for growing cut flowers the Cornish Cutting Garden in Releath stands out as being very different to gardens which normally open for Cornwall Wildlife Trust. It has also broken the mould of a traditional cutting garden through the use of shrubs, climbers and garden flowers not usually seen in the cut flower market.

The garden in Vellanusun, Lower Releath, is open on Sunday 7th July from 2.00pm to 5.00pm as part of Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Open Gardens scheme this year. Admission is £5 with under 16s free, dogs on leads are allowed. Refreshments will be available with cream teas and beverages provided by Roddas, Berrymans and Cornish Coffee.

Cornish Cutting Garden is a social enterprise company that supports biodiversity, eco-therapy and education through creative engagement. It is a contemporary garden that strives to provide both a haven and a hub based around cut flowers and foliage.

Cornish Cutting Garden lupin arch

The owner Clare Webb is passionate about organic cultivation, growing flowers in a natural chemically free way. The one and a half acre garden has been developing for five years and created to balance productivity, nature and design.

Clare is planning to do walks and talks around the garden and there will be an opportunity for visitors to try their hand at flower arranging. There will be a plant sales table and seeds to buy.

To find this very special garden, take the B3297 through Burras, turn right at crossroads signed to Porkellis – Releath Road.  Carry on down this road past the sign for Grassington Farm and you will see a track to the garden rising up as the road bends to the left under the trees.

Other gardens opening for the Trust this year are: July 14th Arundell, West Pentire; July 28th Millpool, Cardinham, Bodmin; August 4th Trenarth, High Cross, Constantine; September 1st South Bosent, Dobwalls, Liskeard.

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