Trust’s grande finale with record breaking garden

Pedn Billy on the Helford Passage is definitely a record breaker. For the past two years this garden has been Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s most visited garden as part of their Open Gardens scheme, and on Sunday 9th October first timers to this beautiful garden can find out why. It is also the grand finale to this year’s highly successful season.
Trust’s grande finale with record breaking garden

Photo by Nigel Bligh

It is surely one of Cornwall’s most beautiful and unique gardens, with wild flower areas, beautiful specimen trees and terraced borders. In the past it has opened in the spring. This year, it moves to the early autumn with a whole new range of plants to admire. Half of the twelve acres are ancient woodlands with paths that wind down to Port Navas Creek and Helford River to a private beach, one of its main attractions.

Trust’s grande finale with record breaking garden

Cornwall Bat Group will also be at the garden giving visitors a fascinating insight into the lives of these elusive nocturnal creatures.

Pedn Billy, in Bar Road, Helford Passage, will be open from 2.00pm to 5.00pm. Admission is £4 per adult, with under 16s free. Pasties and cream teas by Crantock Bakery and Roddas will be available and there will be a plant sale. Dogs are allowed on leads.

This will be the grand finale to Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Open Gardens Event for 2016 during which twelve very varied gardens have opened to the public. This is the sixth year running that the Trust has run their highly successful Open Gardens scheme, which is sponsored by stayincornwall.co.uk

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

“We are delighted that Pedn Billy has again decided to open their garden for the Trust. Hundreds of people have visited it 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! As the county’s leading wildlife charity that protects Cornwall’s wildlife and wild places, funds raised by gardens such as Pedn Billy are vital for us to continue our conservation work, on land and in our seas”.

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