Fourteen lucky Crowlas & Ludgvan members were given a wonderful tour of Tregonning Garden today by owners Andrew and Kate. The garden, while not particularly large, is definitely a labour of love for the couple. It is located on the side of Tregonning Hill, affording spectacular views over the countryside. Andrew and Kate, who moved to the spot in 2008, have put in endless hours of work to create the garden which boasts two ponds, a stream, a beautiful vegetable garden and a meadow featuring a sculpted compass pattern, as well as a myriad flower beds. There was a tremendous amount to see, and Andrew guided the group through the garden, explaining its creation and inspiration.
Fortunately, the rain held off, so the women were able to sit on the lovely patio to enjoy cake and coffee after their tour. As well as being a superb gardener, Kate is also a star baker! Sadly, she doesn’t think she has time to join the WI at the moment.
While eating, the group was asked to make a guess as to the temperature in the compost heap and Jane Haward came closest. The actual temperature was a whopping 53C! Finally, before thanking their friendly hosts and heading home, many of the members bought plants beetroot, runner beans, cucumbers from Andrew and Kate’s garden.
What a lovely way to spend an afternoon.