OUR LATEST NEWSLETTER

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Hello and welcome to our annual newsletter. As the snow is thawing and we are enjoying some spring sunshine we thought we would send you an update of the exciting projects we are  involved with. We have lots of plans for the year ahead including celebrating our 20th anniversary whilst working hard to manage and maintain… Read more »


GREEN GARDENS

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Ken was recently interviewed for the Green Gardens website, who wanted to find out more about our work and some of the projects we are involved with, and how gardening can provide substantial health benefits. To read the full article, click here.


WINTER UPDATE

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Happy new year! Here’s a news update for you, with just some of our highlights from the past few months. Our Feast Night at Knightor Winery went very well and it was a great night for everyone involved. We raised some valuable funds and our guys did a fantastic job with the cooking and serving – what… Read more »


SUMMER UPDATE

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What a wonderful summer we’re having down at the nursery. Here’s our latest news update…   On the evening of Friday 2nd September we will be taking over Knightor Winery and Restaurant. The menu will include our produce, freshly picked that morning. Our guys and Ken will be front of house serving and chatting, while… Read more »


WE’VE LAUNCHED A NEW CROWDFUNDER CAMPAIGN

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Our Crowdfunder campaign goes live on 9 March 2016! We want to raise the £1,500 required to fund a new fruit cage. The cage will enable us to grow strawberries, raspberries and redcurrants. The cage is designed so that all of our participants can easily access the area and get involved, learning new skills and growing new… Read more »


Tomato growing system

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We have just set up a purpose built tomato growing area, with the capability to grow approximately 350 plants at a time. This has been partly funded by The Cornish Ketchup Company, through a £500 donation. It has involved us setting up a suitable structure in our greenhouse able support such a large number of… Read more »


It’s summer!

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Summer’s here, which can only mean one thing. Cricket! We’ve been practicing cricket at every opportunity in readiness for our annual match against The Eden Project.   Of course we’ve been busy gardening too…. Look at our gorgeous heritage rainbow carrots, which can be found in our veg bags.   We’ve pots (and boots) full… Read more »


Funding for New Growing Project

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Two months ago People and Gardens were fortunate enough to receive some funding from The Big Lottery for our “New Growing Project”. The grant of £9,730 will go towards paying for an experienced horticultural worker to work with us for one year, assisting in our new growing programme. Other parts of the grant will be spent on compost,… Read more »


Spring has sprung

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Look what’s growing in our polytunnels! The next batch of Cornish Ketchup tomatoes are coming on nicely too….