26th July 2012
We are delighted to announce that 2013's chosen charity is ShelterBox. The Charity Garden Open Weekend will be on the 20th - 21st April 2013.
For earlybird tickets to this event, please click here.
16th July 2012
Two more dates for the diary! On Sunday 29th July and Sunday 26th August, Thom Hunt will be running his popular 'Barbecue Tucker' events from 4pm until late.
Hunter-gatherer Thom from Channel 4's 'Hugh's Three Hungry Boys' will be cooking up a medley of alfresco feasts, including freshly caught fish from the River Fal and delicious local meats.
All food will be cooked on our large barbecue using Tregothnan's sustainable British charcoal. An unlimited salad bar will be available, along with a huge choice of drinks at our fully licensed bar in the cottage.
Ticket prices are £12 for adults and £8 for children. Please click here to buy now.
9th July 2012
Come visit our English Country Garden stand at the Garden Truro festival which opens on Wednesday.
From 11th - 14th July, we will be exhibiting our flowers and foliage at the event, and Vanessa and Brian will be running live demos on how to make your own hand-tied bouquets, garlands and decorative trugs.
Here is some more details thanks to West Briton:
Nurseries including Trevena Cross, Burncoose, Tregothnan and Pencoose Market Garden – some fresh from exhibiting at the Chelsea Flower Show – will be bringing up to eight show gardens to Lemon Quay.
There will be talks from agricultural experts throughout the four days, along with creative activities, demonstrations and question and answer sessions.
Cornwall Bee Keeping Association will be in residence throughout the festival, along with Truro store Malletts Home Hardware, which will be providing an exhibition on how to grow herbs.
The festival is being put on by Truro City Council and Totally Truro Business Improvement District (BID). It aims to showcase the city's beautiful green spaces in the run-up to South West in Bloom and Britain in Bloom competitions.
Richard Budge, parks manager for Truro City Council, said: "It's been my ambition to bring a bit of the Chelsea Flower Show to Truro, and this is what we plan to achieve with Garden Truro.
"There will be beautiful show gardens to brighten up Lemon Quay plus fascinating talks from experts, including our own vice-chairman of the Truro in Bloom committee."
Neil Scott, BID manager, said: "Truro's parks and gardens are some of the city's real hidden gems, so we'll be bringing a piece of that out onto Lemon Quay."
The festival opens on Wednesday with show gardens on display, including children's miniature gardens and local produce for sale.
9th July 2012
On Thursday 16th August, we are teaming up with The Scarlet Hotel to host a wonderful event essential for tea lovers. Gain an insight into the fascinating and complex world of tea, complete with a tea plantation tour, tastings, and a tea-inspired menu.
Commencing this Foodie Event at 2pm, Jonathon Jones will lead the two-hour expedition of Tregothnan’s private botanic garden which has been home to the Boscawen family since 1335. Follow the tea trail to learn about the incredible 36 hour journey from bush to cup.
Roam the vast gardens towards the magical Himalayan Valley where you will discover the unique Cornish microclimate that helps the tea bushes (Camellia sinensis) to thrive at Tregothnan today. Walk to the hidden kitchen garden door, dating back to Plantagenet times, where you will find the tea from which we made our first tentative experiments back in 2000.
Hear the fascinating history of the garden, its impressive plant collections and exciting plans for the future. View the world’s only surviving travelling greenhouse, an original Wardian Case, testament to the Boscawen’s long botanical traditions. Visitors are always spellbound by the scale and diversity of Tregothnan, as well as the passion of one family for this incredible living collection.
After exploring Cornwall’s largest historic garden, you will certainly have worked up a healthy appetite! Resuming at The Scarlet Hotel at 6.30pm, the tea tasting session will commence in the relaxing ‘Retreat’ room. Sample the sometimes surprising flavours of tea and understand why all teas are different. Enjoy canapés before the evening highlight – a four course tea-inspired gourmet dinner created by The Scarlet’s new head chef Tom Hunter.
Tickets are £105 per person and can be booked here. For more details, please call 01637 861800.
6th July 2012