Trenarth is home not only to a four-acre garden set around a 17th-century farmhouse in a charming pastoral setting with not a road in sight but also to a colony of bats who have in the past achieved television fame.
So what could be more appropriate than for this garden at High Cross, near Constantine, to open as part of Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Open Gardens scheme. A regular with the Trust each year it is amazingly popular.
Visitors are welcomed on Sunday 4th August from 2.00pm to 5.00pm. Entry is £5 per adult with under 16s free. Dogs on leads are allowed. Cream teas and beverages will be provided by Roddas, Berrymans and Cornish Coffee, and as with all gardens opening for the Trust this year, there will be a plant stall. The garden is not suitable for wheelchairs.
As well as providing a maternity roost of lesser horseshoe bats, Trenarth is gardened to encourage abundant wildlife with water and bog features and plants to attract birds, butterflies, and insects all the year-round. A quirky and child-friendly garden, there is a children’s garden trail. An ancient green lane walk leads to an old animal pond, through woods, which are a mass of bluebells in the spring, to Trenarth Bridge, then back up through another woodland footpath.