Due to COVID-19 and government advice, all our scheduled Open Gardens are postponed or on hold. We hope some of the events can take place later in the year but this will be dependent on social distancing guidelines. We will keep supporters updated on developments and hope to see you all soon. If you’d like to register your interest in future Open Gardens events, please click here.
On the 5th of July Cornwall Wildlife Trust host their first ever ‘Garden Safari’ in the village of Playing Place, between Truro and Falmouth. Visitors will have the opportunity to wander the village and explore the 11 gardens that are open thanks to Kea Garden Society.
A total of 21 gardens will open as part of the charity’s garden extravaganza thanks to this year’s official sponsor - St Eval Candle Company. Expect to find wildlife havens, home-baked cakes by the Trust’s volunteers, and cream teas provided by Rodda's and Cornish Coffee.
Isabella Hawkes, Community Fundraising Officer says,
“We hope to welcome new and returning visitors to our Open Garden series this year which features old favourites, new gardens and our brand new ‘Garden Safari’ at Playing Place. There is something for everyone to enjoy, and each visitor will support our work to protect the wildlife and wild places in Cornwall.”
All the gardens open from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm with the exception of the Playing Place Village Safari and Lethytep which open from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm.
The gardens run from April to September across Cornwall, and it all begins in the spring by the River Helford near Mawnan Smith.