Record breaker

Cornwall Life - - THIS MONTH -

Con­grat­u­la­tions to the Corn­wall Wildlife Trust and all its vol­un­teers who helped raise an out­stand­ing £21,000 through this year’s open gar­dens scheme.

This to­tal beats last year’s to­tal by more than £8,000 and is only made pos­si­ble through the sup­port of the Trust’s vol­un­teers, gar­den own­ers and the thou­sands of peo­ple, mostly lo­cals, who spent their Sun­days vis­it­ing the gar­dens. The money will go to­wards the Trust’s work to pro­tect Corn­wall’s wildlife and wild places.

A to­tal of 12 gar­dens took part in the scheme be­tween April and Septem­ber. The gar­dens are var­ied, some huge, some tiny, but all had the com­mon theme of pro­vid­ing a sanc­tu­ary for Cor­nish wildlife. As well as Chelsea win­ner Burn­coose; there was The Old Rec­tory at Boscas­tle, where Thomas Hardy met his Emma; Pedn Billy on the Helford with in­cred­i­ble views down to the river; and the beau­ti­ful 52-acre gar­den Lethytep.

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A heron at Lethytep

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