Bocconoc Garden opening a success for the RNLI
Tuesday 19th May 2009
Boconnoc Gardens opened for the RNLI on Sunday May 10th by kind permission of Mr and Mrs Anthony Fortescue.
It was a glorious day and visitors streamed in to enjoy the magnificent displays of rhododendrons, azaleas and bluebells in a beautiful setting. In addition, there was a fascinating display of horse drawn carriages provided by the Cornwall branch of the British Driving Society. The sight of perfectly turned out carriages being driven around Boconnoc was amazing – it certainly awed some American visitors!
The stable yard provided a sunny spot to enjoy various stalls and displays – RNLI lifeguards, RNLI souvenirs, Treleaven’s ice-cream, Proper Plants, pottery, jewellery and cards – as well as delicious teas. The committee and helpers had provided a veritable feast – Cornish cream teas and a mouth-watering range of home-made cakes. Not surprisingly, many people who had opted for splits or scones and cream came back for a slice of cake!
At the time of writing, we have raised nearly £700, but donations are still coming in. We have to say a special thank you to Rhodda’s who gave the clotted cream, Morrison’s who donated the splits and Lerryn Village Stores who donated the milk. In addition, we have to thank the many supporters who baked for us, who gave up their time to help run the event and who turned up to support us on the day. THANK YOU, EVERYONE!