About Us

The Cornwall Gardens Trust, first formed in 1988, works to raise awareness of this county’s garden heritage and to conserve and foster it for the benefit of present and future generations.

More than 220 members support our aims to encourage appropriate garden restoration and conservation, the creation of new gardens, and our encouragement of primary and secondary schools and young people to participate in the care and enjoyment of designed landscapes.

There is also an annual programme of garden visits, regular Newsletters, and an annual Journal to enjoy.

Our garden heritage is unique and precious – and we need to save it from inappropriate development and neglect. We seek to encourage continuing public awareness and appreciation of garden land.

By agreement with the owners, Cornwall Gardens Trust researches and records gardens of interest for an archival county record. We organise a varied programme of events and visits, and are also involved in education projects.

Becoming a member enables you to show your support for our important work and offers opportunities to meet others through the events and social programmes. Cornwall Gardens Trust is a founder member of The Association of Gardens Trusts, which links over 6000 Gardens Trust members throughout the country.

You will find details about all the Trust’s activities on this site but, for any more general information, please contact our Secretary by email to cgtsecretary@gmail.com.

Membership application form

New Members Welcome Letter

CGT Garden Visits Booking form 2020

Pencarrow, Bodmin, PL30 3AG

Pencarrow gardens, laid out in the early 1800’s by William Molesworth, boast significant historic features, including the Italian Garden, the Rockery, the wonderful One mile long Carriage Drive lined by conifers & shrubs, the Rounds – an ancient British encampment, a walled kitchen garden and an ice house.

The gardens range from formal landscapes to ancient woodlands, with spectacular displays of bluebells and wild garlic in May and June (which we may see the beginnings of) and hundreds of varieties of rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias. 

Our tour will be led by head gardener Gavin Vague.

Cost: £5.50 pp to include light refreshment on arrival and a post tour cream tea.

No dogs.  Parking for 25 cars. pencarrow.co.uk