MAY TREE, AN INTIMATE TREASURE OF A GARDEN
Full title of event: Open Gardens event
Date and time of event: Sunday August 21st 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Where to meet: May Tree Garden, Claybourne Close, St. Austell, PL25 3TP
Cost of event: £3.50 under-16s free
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May Tree Garden is a beautiful garden at any time of year, and at the height of summer it will be a glorious sight. Visitors can find out for themselves when the Garden at Claybourne Close in St. Austell opens to the public in aid of Cornwall Wildlife Trust on Sunday August 21st from 2.00pm to 5.00pm.
After the grand scale of some of the gardens that have taken part so far this year, May Tree Garden offers visitors a more intimate experience and is truly inspiring in showing just what is possible within a smaller urban green space.
Creative planting has added texture, variety and colour, making it visually pleasing throughout. The use of garden rooms and curving paths throughout presents lots of different viewpoints, each adding its own element of surprise to explore.
There are two garden ponds, one for the wildlife and one for fish. There are lots of shady seating areas in which to enjoy the refreshments, provided by Crantock Bakery and Roddas, as well as the plantings, the wildlife and the views.
Children’s activities are planned including a treasure hunt, along with a tombola. Admission is £3.50 for adults, under-16s free. Sorry no dogs at this garden.
Chris Betty, Communications Officer for Cornwall Wildlife Trust says,
“After some of our larger locations, May Tree Garden is a very intimate quarter of an acre, but it is this which makes it even more appealing as visitors can relate their own gardens to May Tree”.
This is the sixth year running that the Trust has run their highly successful Open Gardens scheme which is sponsored by stayincornwall.co.uk. More details of the May Tree Garden event and all the other gardens opening this year can be found at
May Tree is the last of the Trust’s summer gardens. Two remain to be seen and these open in October: Garten Gardens, at Lower Treculliacks, Constantine, on October 2nd and October 9th Pedn Billy, at Helford Passage.