Owners of Millpool Grange at Cardinham have dedicated areas of their garden to provide a haven for their regular wildlife visitors, including deer, foxes, otters, herons, and kingfishers.
On Sunday 28th July visitors will be able to see for themselves what has been done to encourage this wildlife when the garden opens to the public for Cornwall Wildlife Trust from 2.00pm to 5.00pm. Refreshments will be available with cream teas and beverages provided by Roddas, Berrymans, and Cornish Coffee. There will also be a plant stall. Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome.
When the owners moved into Millpool in 2016 the three and half acres of the garden was already well established with shrubs, trees, a meandering stream, two bridges, and a small lake. Their priority was to improve the drainage and naturalise the two waterfalls to encourage fish to move upstream. This hard work has resulted in a lake, meadow, dell, and woods which have now encouraged all manner of wildlife.
A delightful shady woodland garden, set in a deep valley near Bodmin, the stream has a series of cascades and pools, planted with azaleas and hydrangeas. There is a terraced semi-formal garden to the front of the house, and wooded walks down the streamside.