PEOPLE AND GARDENS VOLUNTEER’S CRICKET TOUR TO SOUTH AFRICA

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One of our work experience volunteers has been selected to play cricket for a Cornwall girls under 19 team travelling to South Africa. Helena Simpson (pictured above, left), who is the daughter of one of our trustees and has volunteered at People and Gardens for over two years now, departs for South Africa on 9 February. This is… Read more »


JANUARY NEWSLETTER

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To download our January newsletter, full of news and our aspirations for 2016, please click here.


NEWS UPDATE – JANUARY 2016

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! We’re still harvesting our veg at Watering Lane Nursery – pictured above is our latest delivery, off to the Lost Gardens of Heligan. NEW FRUIT CAGE CROWDFUNDER APPEAL At the moment we have some lovely redcurrant bushes in our field, unfortunately the bird population of Watering Lane finds these lovely too! As a… Read more »


We’re going to be on Countryfile

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It has been confirmed that BBC TV’S Countryfile will be featuring People and Gardens this Sunday evening. We are very proud of the participants who were incredibly honest about their reasons for being with us. John Craven visited us at the nursery as part of a piece about The Eden Project and its links with… 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 »


Dried chillies and oyster mushrooms

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We’re delighted to announce that you can now buy our bags of fantastic dried chillies and oyster mushrooms from St Eval Candle Co and Humfreys Farm Shop. A 25g pack of oyster mushrooms costs £3.70, and the dried chillies are priced at £2.70.   Contact information: St Eval Candle Company, Engollan, St Eval, Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27… Read more »


Exciting news! New veg bag collection point from April.

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We are delighted to announce that from Thursday 9th April you will be able to collect our veg bags from The St Eval Candle Company, Engollen, St Eval. Wadebridge. Thanks to our new partnership with the St Eval Candle Co. they will be acting as a collection point for a our fortnightly veg bag filled with fresh,… Read more »


A VISIT FROM IAIN DUNCAN SMITH

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On 19th February we were very pleased to welcome Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith to our nursery. The MP even got his hand dirty, helping with planting and sweeping in the glasshouse.     Listen to “Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith visits People and Gardens” on audioBoom.


SNOWDROP SUNDAY

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Have you spotted any snowdrops out recently? The grounds at Pencarrow are filled with the pretty white flowers every winter, and they will be opening up the gardens to the public for their annual Snowdrop Sundays on both Sunday 8th and Sunday 15th February. The Peacock Café will be open for refreshments and dogs are… Read more »


PHIL WINS AWARD

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Great news! Phil has been given a Highly Commended Volunteer of the Year award for his work at the Eden Café in St Austell. We are so pleased for Phil and his family. Congratulations Phil on your very well deserved award.