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Poldark – the truth about the fiction

Poldark – the truth about the fiction

Millions of viewers have been hooked on the BBC’s new adaptation of Poldark. We’ve been seduced by breathtaking images of the Cornish coastline and countryside, and stirred by complex personalities and relationships. We can all still clearly see the magnificent...

Mother’s Day treat at Trewithen

Mother’s Day treat at Trewithen

Mums go free at Trewithen Garden on Mothering Sunday, March 15th - an ideal tonic to banish the winter blues. The garden, in Grampound, between Truro and St Austell, is famed for its breathtaking spring displays - with swathes of colour from hundreds of camellia to...

Trewithen Gardens marks its 300th anniversary

Trewithen Gardens marks its 300th anniversary

Trewithen House and Gardens will mark its 300th anniversary as it re-opens to the public on Sunday 1 March.  As if in celebration, 2015 promises to be an excellent flowering year, substantially helped by the frosty weather Cornwall experienced at the beginning of...

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...

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