Garden wildlife haven opens for the Trust

Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s 2018 Open Gardens scheme is already attracting crowds of local people and visitors, and this garden is up there with the best of them.

Higher Trenedden at Peakswater, near Pelynt, a beautiful garden set in a quiet valley with wonderful countryside views, opens for the Trust on Sunday 29th April from 2.00pm to 5.00pm, and there is plenty to explore. The owners are particularly keen on attracting wildlife to their garden which offers lots of ideas for visitors do in their own.

The garden includes an established cottage garden, an arboretum which was planted in 2006, with specimen trees, a meadow with a large pond, and a boardwalk through marshland with an abundance of wildflowers and wildlife.

Pond at Higher Trenedden

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 £5 per adult, with under 16s free. Pasties and cream teas by Crantocks Bakery and Roddas will be available.

Chris Betty, Communications Officer for Cornwall Wildlife Trust, says,

“This is a garden where the owners are really keen to provide a haven for wildlife. So if you want any ideas as to how you can do the same, then you really should pay Higher Trenedden a visit.”

This is the eighth year running that the Trust has run their highly successful Open Gardens scheme. Other gardens opening for the Trust in 2018 are: May 13th The Old Rectory, Boscastle; June 3rd Little Park, Malpas; June 17th Lethytep, Lanreath; June 24th Arundell, Crantock; July 8th Meadowside, Trevarth; July 22nd Trevoole, Praze-an-Beeble; August 5th Trenarth, Constantine; September 2nd South Bosent, Dobwalls; September 16th Marsh Villa Gardens, Par.

More details of the Higher Trenedden event and all the other gardens opening this year can be found at

The house at Higher Trenedden