Runs for 53 weeks from the 1st of January 2007 to the 31st of December 2007
Starts 10:00 AM at Polgwynne Garden in Truro
Experience the tranquil treasures of this four-and-a-half acre garden set in three beautiful terraces that topple down towards the sea. Polgwynne was originally created between 1923 and 1930 in a small walled garden to the east of Porthgwidden. Now that the plot has been developed the grounds include part of the plantation from Porthgwidden down to the sea, emphasising the idyllic location and acting as protection against further development. This is a small and peaceful waterside garden, yet again can only exemplify what is small is beautiful. Meander down through the terraces on a charming and colourful journey that deposits you at the tranquil water's edge. Start at the top, on the first stone terrace in front of the house, and experience the sweeping views across the lawns to the estuary and beyond. Then step down to the next terrace, where a rectangular lawn is planted with a bed of shrubs on the west side and a doorway leads through to a formal walled garden and a pretty pond. On the far side of the lawn, the third terrace runs down into the foliage below, where you can escape to the beautiful summerhouse in the southeast corner. Polgwynne is an immaculately designed horticultural hotspot, richly planted with many unusual trees and shrubs, including Ginko Bibloba. Take your time and savour the sights and scents; your senses will be torn between the potted pleasures and those tempting your attention to the wider picture. And don't forget to bring your four-legged companions on a lead. Having explored the terraces to the edge of the estuary, exit this dog friendly garden and discover even more magnificent walking trails along the waterside. Only open by appointment, Polgwynne admits green-fingered pleasure seekers year-round, and all donations go to charity.
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