Stunning Helford garden reopens for Trust

Pedn Billy on the Helford Passage is undoubtedly a record breaker when it comes to opening their garden to the public. For the past three years this garden has been Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s most visited garden as part of their Open Gardens scheme, and on Sunday 9th April first timers to this beautiful garden can find out why while regulars will love to visit it again.
Stunning Helford garden reopens for Trust

Photo by Nigel Bligh

Event details:
• Full title of event: Open Garden –
Pedn Billy, Helford
• Date and time of event: Sunday 9th April 2.00pm to 5.00pm
• Where to meet:
Pedn Billy, Bar Road, Helford Passage, TR11 5LF.
• Cost of event: adults £5 under 16s free
 

Pedn Billy on the Helford Passage is undoubtedly a record breaker when it comes to opening their garden to the public. For the past three years this garden has been Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s most visited garden as part of their Open Gardens scheme, and on Sunday 9th April first timers to this beautiful garden can find out why while regulars will love to visit it again.

It is surely one of Cornwall’s most beautiful and unique gardens, with wild flower areas, beautiful specimen trees and terraced borders. Last year, it moved its opening date to the early autumn, but this year it is back opening in the spring with all that means to Cornwall, the bluebells, camellias and other plants which flower well before the rest of the country. Half of the twelve acres are ancient woodlands with paths that wind down to Port Navas Creek and the Helford River to a private beach, one of its main attractions.

Stunning Helford garden reopens for Trust

Photo by Nigel Bligh

Pedn Billy, in Bar Road, Helford Passage, will be open from 2.00pm to 5.00pm. Admission is £5 per adult, with under 16s free. Pasties, cream teas, and beverages will be provided by Crantocks Bakery, Roddas and Cornish Coffee. Dogs are allowed on leads.

This is the seventh year running that the Trust has held their highly successful Open Gardens scheme, which is sponsored by stayincornwall.co.uk. and which contributes funds towards the protection of Cornwall’s wildlife and wild places.

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

“Hundreds of people have visited Pedn Billy in the past and we are hoping that it will do as well this year. It is a stunning and unique garden and even has its own private beach! Funds raised by gardens such as Pedn Billy are vital for us to continue our conservation work, on land and in our seas”.

Stunning Helford garden reopens for Trust

Photo by Nigel Bligh

To reach Pedn Billy, Bar Road, Helford Passage, Cornwall, TR11 5LF from the A39 Falmouth or A394 Helston roads head towards Mabe and Burnthouse and then on through Mawnan Smith and past Glendurgan and Trebah Garden. 0.1 miles from the Trebah entrance on the left the road goes round to the right to Port Navas and Constantine. Do not continue to the right. Go straightish off the main road towards the Ferry Boat Inn. Take the first road to the right, Bar Road, before you go down the steep hill to The Ferry Boat. At the end of Bar Road you will see Pedn Billy on the granite gate.

Other gardens opening for the Trust this year are: May 7th Coldrenick, at Menheniot, Liskeard, May 14th Restineas Cottage, Garker, St. Austell, June 18th Lethytep, Penadlake, Lanreath, July 2nd Meadowside, Trevarth, Redruth, July 23rd Trenarth, High Cross, Constantine near Falmouth, August 20th Bolts Quarry Farm, at St. Breward near Bodmin, September 3rd Mazey Cottage, Tangies, Helston, and September 10th Tanglewood Wild Garden, Newbridge, Penzance.

More details can be found at www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/opengardens