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We’ve had an energy efficient, environmentally responsible makeover

We’ve had an energy efficient, environmentally responsible makeover

The installation of solar panels and a biomass boiler will save money and protect the planet. The solar panels on the roof of the farm buildings are already producing enough power to supply some of the electricity for the house, the cottage and the estate’s offices....

Our squirrel babies have flown the nest

Our squirrel babies have flown the nest

The goal of reintroducing native red squirrels to Cornwall took a leap in the right direction last week when two kits born last summer were moved to new locations in the county. The youngsters, one male, one female, were collected from the enclosure they have shared...

First flush of spring at Trewithen

First flush of spring at Trewithen

It may be winter, but the Camellias and Rhododendrons at Trewithen Gardens near Probus seem to think it’s spring. For the first time since Head Gardener Gary Long started working there twelve years ago, the run-up to Christmas has been marked by an abundance of shrubs...

Christmas cheer at Trewithen Garden

Christmas cheer at Trewithen Garden

Far from being dull and dormant Trewithen Garden is ablaze with Christmas Cheer - literally! The early flowering Rhododendron has blossomed in time for the festive period - over a month ahead of its generally expected time. The tight pink buds appeared at the end of...

Our nursery manager celebrates 15 years service

Our nursery manager celebrates 15 years service

Over 21 years ago, school leaver Luke Hazelton was offered the opportunity of working at Trewithen Gardens, Grampound, as part of the government’s Youth Training Scheme (YTS). It was an experience that inspired a career and this month Luke celebrates 15 years service...

Ancient path uncovered at Trewithen Gardens

Ancient path uncovered at Trewithen Gardens

Routine clearing work at Trewithen Gardens has unearthed an ancient path believed to have been hidden for over 200 years. Head gardener of the Grampound estate, Gary Long, made the discovery completely by accident whilst carrying out restoration work on the Georgian...

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