We are already receiving interest for garden visits and house tours for next year; locally and from further afield such as Switzerland, so we are anticipating seeing many people on the estate. Our 2016 opening dates and times are now on our website, feel free to share this with anyone you know who might be interested. Keen to be more widely known in the Falmouth and Helston area we are currently considering our marketing approach; you can find us for instance on websites such as gardensincornwall.com and wherecanwego.com but we are considering some other avenues as well, so hopefully you will hear or read about us plentifully to entice you for a first or return visit.
Also worth mentioning is that we have created yet another herbaceous border right beside our children's maze. It promises to be a beautiful display of whites, yellows and purples from early summer onwards and we can't wait to see the result. More roses have been planted along our 'castle wall' as well to create yet another wow factor with dazzling colour and scent; and more flowers hopefully means more bees. Last summer we participated in a bee count study performed by a student from the local university and even though some bee varieties were not seen during the 'spotting' sessions, many others were, which we are very excited about. It fills us with pleasure to know that not only do garden visitors get to enjoy our flower displays, but that on days we're closed, beside the family and gardeners, our efforts give great benefits to wildlife as well. Bees spotted were: buffed and white tailed bumblebees, heath bees, honey bees and common carder bees. I was unaware of the existence of so many different varieties and am pleased to have yet again learned something else regarding gardens and its occupants. I am a blessed man!
Below a 'Wuthering Heights' capture of pheasants in Bosvathick's warren on a misty winter's day.