Friday 9th May 2014
Glorious Ethy Gardens special open afternoon
Saturday May 10th 2 to 5pm
The beautiful gardens of Ethy House near Lerryn will again be open to the public but this year on Saturday afternoon of the 11th May instead of the usual Sunday. Mr and Mrs Leslie who live at Ethy have extensively restored the gardens and woodlands in recent years. The gardens are not usually opened to the public and this is a rare opportunity to see them at the peak of the Spring flower season. Proceeds are in aid of the local charity – the Friends of St Winnow Church
Ethy gardens are managed with a sensitive regard to nature and in early May the wildflower meadows and the woodland bluebell walks are spectacularly interspersed with azaleas, magnolias and rhododendrons. Andrew Leslie, currently Chairman of The Cornwall Gardens Society , will be present during the afternoon and would be pleased to share with visitors information on the gardens and woodland.
The whole surrounding countryside with its parkland, woodland and river is an area of outstanding natural beauty and well worth exploring.
Delicious traditional afternoon teas will be available in the courtyard and a local plant nursery will be selling high quality plants and shrubs.
Visitors will find Ethy just three miles south of the ancient stannary town of Lostwithiel - half a mile north of the popular riverside village of Lerryn . There is ample car parking and the access to the gardens is suitable for the less able bodied visitors. Admission is only £3. Dogs on leads may be walked in the grounds.
Further information – contact John Halkes