A new year of Open Gardens for Cornwall Wildlife Trust

Cornwall Wildlife Trust has announced this year’s gardens taking part in their ever popular annual Open Gardens scheme. There are some new additions, but lots of the old favourites are there.

Last year a record £21,000 was raised for the Trust’s conservation work, and for residents and visitors alike this is their yearly chance to explore some of Cornwall’s most stunning gardens and take home ideas for their own. And new this year, visitors can actually take away part of what they see, with plant stalls at all the gardens!

With a common theme of providing a home for Cornish wildlife the gardens are varied in content and size, but all provide inspirational ideas. It’s a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon, browsing through some of the most beautiful gardens in Cornwall and at the same time know you are helping the county’s wildlife. Cream teas are courtesy of Rodda’s, Berryman’s and Cornish Coffee.

As always the Trust has a very personal approach to these events. A band of volunteers takes care of all the administrative work leaving the owners free on the day to chat with visitors. These are events that all the family can enjoy, even the dog, except where specially excluded due to wildlife.

Isabella Hawkes, Community Fundraising Officer says,

“Our incredible volunteer team has put together another full diary of gardens for people to explore this summer all over Cornwall. These gardens welcome wildlife, and all funds raised ensure that Cornwall Wildlife Trust continues to protect Cornwall’s wildlife and wild places. We hope to see you there.”

For the full season of events see our Open Gardens page and enjoy a taste of what's to come in the image gallery below...