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.
A heron at Lethytep