Place, Fowey, PL23 1BS

Tuesday 7th July 2020

Place has the most spectacular setting with views down over the estuary.  There is a walled garden with crinkle crankle walls, the old carriageway linked by a series of steps to a higher walkway, the remains of an Edwardian garden with a pergola and a rock garden. The gardens beyond the immediate vicinity of the house are believed to have been designed by Thomas Mawson and some of those plans were used when the gardens were created out of the surrounding fields. The Rose Garden (just starting to be rescued) was designed by Madeline Agar and a drawing of it is included in her book ‘Garden Design in Theory and Practice’ 1912.

The grounds are long and narrow and extend about half a mile from the top gate to the Lodge gate. The length of the drive was planted with Monterey Pine as a windbreak and the sloping lawn had mature sycamore, beech and Monterey Pine on it. In the hurricane of 1987, some of these lovely mature trees were lost. We are very privileged to be able to have a tour of this wonderful garden, with the owners, Sarah and Jonathon Treffry.

Cost: £5.00 pp to include refreshments. No dogs.

Parking is limited so car share where possible