A Weekend of Success for Young People Cornwall at Tregothnan’s Open Garden Weekend
This weekend saw masses of visitors descending on Tregothnan for its most successful Charity Garden Open Weekend since the annual event began in 1963. This year’s chosen charity was Truro-based Young People Cornwall, which reaches over 8000 young people in the county.
Although donations are still coming in and total figures are currently being tallied, Tregothnan has announced that more than £25,000 will be donated to Young People Cornwall due to record-breaking visitor numbers, which smashes the previous record for ShelterBox last year.
Mr and Mrs Boscawen, owners of Tregothnan, said: “We have seen a staggering response from estate volunteers this year and a huge community effort. The gardens were looking magnificent in the sunshine – a triumph of post-storm recovery!”
The crowds enjoyed the space and tranquillity of the extensive gardens, while many more simply tucked into the fabulous menu of refreshments including Tregothnan venison on the barbecue and Cornish cream teas. Live music from Truro Male Voice Choir, Klaidolls and Redruth Amateur Operative Society Trust received rapturous appreciation and a three hour live broadcast by Radio Cornwall on Saturday was enjoyed by many more.
Meanwhile, counting proceeds continues, and for those that could not attend the UK’s largest garden opening or as a little reminder of the weekend, a Young People Cornwall bouquet of flowers from the Tregothnan gardens is available to buy online, with a percentage of these sales being added to the final figure. Tregothnan is also running a photography competition for all budding photographers to send in their images to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The date has been set for 11 and 12 April 2015, with the chosen charity being Cancer Research. Earlybird tickets are available here.