This April sees our usually private botanical garden open its gates to the public – an event that occurs only once a year. With a new record set in our sights to raise more than £50,000 for The Merlin Ms Centre, this is set to be the best Charity Garden Opening yet and tickets are already selling fast! What better weekend to visit the only tea plantation in England than on National Tea Day itself!
The famous event is on the 21st and 22nd April 2018 and all budding tea lovers will know that the 21st of April is indeed National Tea Day – a day to celebrate our nation’s number one drink!
And what better way to celebrate than in the home of British tea. Pictured above is the magnificent Himalayan Valley where you will find one of our pioneering tea gardens. The Himalayan Valley is also home to a Royal tea bush. This regal Camellia was planted by Prince Phillip in 2014 and recently harvested to create a Royal Single Estate tea in celebration of his retirement last year.
Not only will you get the chance to visit our tea garden, but you will also be able to indulge in a range of the finest Cornish produce, from Tregothnan venison to cream teas and of course the opportunity to try the most British tea in history.
The Open Garden Weekend this year will be in support of The Merlin MS Centre near St. Austell. A Centre that provides vital relief and support for those living with neurological conditions like Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s and those recovering from Strokes. To learn more about this inspirational charity and those that it has supported please click here.
Join us to celebrate National Tea Day and raise money for this worthy cause in the home of British tea.