October Fun

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October has been such a busy month for us here at People and Gardens. We helped The Lost Gardens of Heligan set up their Harvest Festival display and then we spent a couple of days meeting visitors and chatting to them about our project.     As we are unable to do our usual Christmas… Read more »


Harvest Festival at The Lost Gardens of Heligan

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We are really excited to announce that we will be participating in The Lost Gardens of Heligan’s Harvest Festival, which is running from Saturday 17th Oct – Sunday 1st November.  We shall be assisting in setting up the event and have our own display.  Some of our guys will be attending the event on Monday… Read more »


Working with The Lost Gardens of Heligan.

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During the lockdown The Lost Gardens of Heligan stepped up to the front to help us with growing vegetables for our fortnightly Veg bags.  This meant we could continue to provide the bags to individuals in the community especially some of our more vulnerable residents who were not able to access the community due to… Read more »


Lockdown Update

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Like the rest of the world we are currently on Lockdown, missing each other, watching the plants grow and sharing laughs – but under the circumstances it can’t be helped. We all have to remain positive and look forward to the day we can return to the nursery – it could be a big celebratory… 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 »


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 »


Ken receives the British Empire Medal

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The whole team, along with family, friends and supporters spent an amazing morning at The Eden Project on 14 March. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house as Ken was awarded the British Empire Medal by Colonel Edward Bolitho, the Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall. This wonderful article on The Eden Project’s website says it all:… Read more »


‘Tis the season….for late night shopping!

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Join us for late night shopping at the White River Place Winter Wonderland in St Austell on Tuesday 20th December. We’ll be selling Christmas decorations created by the P&G team and delicious, warming soup made by The Eden Café using the vegetables grown by us at Watering Lane Nursery. All proceeds from our stall will go… Read more »