Trust Open Gardens start at historic manor
• Full title of event: Open Garden - Trewornan Manor
• Date and time of event: Sunday 2nd April 2017. 2.00pm to 5.00pm
• Where to meet: Trewornan Manor. Trewornan Bridge, St. Minver, Wadebridge PL27 6EX.
• Cost of event: adults £5 under 16s free
Historic Trewornan Manor in North Cornwall is the first of ten gardens opening this year in aid of Cornwall Wildlife Trust and as an added attraction there will be a guided bird walk event.
This will be the seventh year the Trust has run their Open Gardens fundraising scheme which has grown year on year and now has an overall sponsor in Cornwall tourism company stayincornwall.co.uk. Literally thousands of locals and visitors have flocked to the gardens in previous years supporting the work of the Trust, and this year’s line-up looks to be as inspirational as in the past.
Opening day at Trewornan Manor, St. Minver, Wadebridge, is on Sunday 2nd April from 2pm to 5pm, entrance adults £5 and under 16s free. Well behaved dogs are welcomed on leads. Refreshments will include pasties, cream teas and beverages provided by event supporters Crantock Bakery, Roddas and Cornish Coffee.
Trewornan Manor occupies a private setting close to the Camel Estuary. Dating back to the 13th century, this beautiful house sits in 25 acres, with over eight acres of mature gardens, historic water meadows along the River Amble and extensive farm land. The Manor is believed to be the oldest house in the parish and was originally one of the key residences in North Cornwall.
This first garden of the season will feature a special guided bird walk event of the Trust's Chapel Amble Nature Reserve led by Adrian Langdon, Chair of the Trust’s Photographic Group. Wellies are essential for the guided walks and bring your own binoculars!
Trewornan Manor can be found at Trewornan Bridge, St. Minver, Wadebridge, PL27 6EX.
As you approach from Wadebridge, along the B3314 main Wadebridge to Rock road you will come to a small humpback bridge with traffic lights on. Once you have crossed the bridge, the Manor driveway is immediately on the right hand side through some granite pillared gate posts.
Chris Betty, Communications Officer for the Trust, says,
“This is a brilliant start to our 2017 Open Gardens event which we hope will raise even more funds towards the Trust’s ongoing work protecting Cornwall’s wildlife and wild places. This is the first time Trewornan has opened its splendid gardens for the Trust and the fact that there will be guided bird tours around the estate makes it even more special.”
Other gardens opening for the Trust this year are: April 9th Pedn Billy, at Helford Passage, 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.
For further information about any of the Open Gardens events, please visit www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/opengardens