Philip and Faith have transformed 52 acres of meadows, lakes and ancient woodland into habitats that they manage for wildlife. The amazing wildflower and hay meadows are managed the old-fashioned way using only carefully-timed grazing and cutting, resulting in a rich and varied habitat. Though probably not financially viable as a working farm, Lethytep is a valuable resource for biodiversity and wellbeing and is open to visitors by arrangement and on planned open days in June and July each year.
On Sunday 12th May, two South Hill gardens, Anvil Cottage and Windmills, will again be opening their gardens for charity under the National Gardens Scheme from 1.30 to 5 pm. This year, half of the proceeds will be given to St Sampson’s church as well as to national charities such as Macmillan Cancer Support.
Anvil Cottage garden is largely the
creation of Barbara Clemerson, who for many years wrote a gardening feature for
the South Hill Connection. Windmills is
mainly the work of Peter Tunnicliffe who has transformed the garden originally
created by Dave Moren.
The two gardens, which were featured
in ‘Cornwall Today’ in 2016, are adjoining, and a combined entrance fee of £5
gets you into both of them. There will
be home-made teas and, of course, plants for sale. For more details and
pictures go online to https://www.ngs.org.uk