Cornwall’s best kept secret
Mystery still shrouds this unique and magical garden, whose presence, hidden within the countryside is mostly unknown to even local residents. This is due in thanks to Elizabeth Enys, known locally as Betty, who fiercely guarded the area and removed all signs indicating where the garden lay. As a result, this tranquil garden has only been open to the public in the last few decades, initially opening only occasionally for the fantastic display of bluebells.
Due to popular demand the garden is now open Tuesdays and Thursdays as well as the first Sunday of the month from April to September.
With 30-40 Acres to explore and surrounding parkland, the garden has been praised by many visitors for being an unspoilt, natural garden with a very calming effect on all that visit. Discover the New Zealand garden filled with magnificent plants, marvel at the handsome veteran trees, the beautiful ponds, the Cornish cross and apple press, relax in the summer house while enjoying the views of the parkland, and peruse the developing apple orchard planted with Cornish varieties of apple.
While you are here you can learn the history of the garden, house and the Enys family in the History Room. Don’t forget to enjoy a lovely slice of homemade cake or two served on the bone china tea set at the Tea Room.
Open from the beginning of April until the end of September every Tuesday and Thursday, and every first Sunday of the month.
Look out for the Bluebell Festival where we will be open for the week for the fabulous Bluebell display, you will not want to miss it!
For further details see website http://www.enysgardens.org.uk
Our members have some truly beautiful and interesting gardens. Take a look to see some of the wonderful things growing.
You can take out CGS membership as an individual or as a family and there are lots of benefits.
This month’s lectures come from Derry Watkins as she brings us an insightful talk about unusual and Long-blooming Garden Plants
Join us at The Alverton, Tregolls Road, Truro at 7:30pm
Derry Watkins started Special Plants Nursery 30 years ago. In 1993, she won a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship to spend three months in South Africa hunting for new plants to introduce into horticulture. In 1995 she returned, seed collecting in the Drakensberg. Since then, she has collected plants in many parts of the world and is renowned for many new plant introductions.
In 1996, Derry and her husband bought a derelict barn to convert into a house, and during the last 20 years, they have converted the fields into an amazing garden, which has featured in major horticultural journals and on television.
Derry also teaches at The English Gardening School and is the author of two books: The Complete Greenhouse Book and Sunspaces.
Join us at St Mellion International Resort, Saltash at 2:30pm