Beautiful garden created in Cornish quarry

Wednesday 9th August 2017

Tranquility at Bolts Quarry Farm

Their garden may be located in an area of predominately Cornish granite, but this hasn’t stopped the owners of Bolts Quarry Farm from transforming where originally there wasn’t a garden at all into one of immense interest and beauty.

Full title of event: Open Gardens event
• Date and time of event: Sunday 20th August 2.00pm to 5.00pm
• Where to meet: Bolts Quarry Farm, Penvorder Lane, St. Breward, Bodmin PL30 4NY.
• Cost of event: £5 under-16s free

When the owners moved to Bolts Quarry Farm, in Penvorder Lane, St. Breward, Bodmin, many years ago there was very little garden to speak of. Now there is a pond, a bog garden, a wildlife area, and a shrub area. In keeping with the location, there is a quarry garden and a two-acre granite strewn hillside broadleaf plantation with a circular walk and granite spoil heap. A ‘rock’ garden is planted with flowers and shrubs and the front garden has perennial planted borders.

Entrance is £5 for adults under-16s free. Pasties, cream teas, and beverages will be provided by Crantock Bakery, Roddas and Cornish Coffee. The event has an overall sponsor with Cornwall tourism company Stayincornwall.co.uk. There is a limited disabled access. Dogs are allowed on leads.

Chris Betty, Communications Officer for Cornwall Wildlife Trust says,

“Bolts Quarry Farm is a brilliant example of how one can create a garden, whatever the conditions, and it is sure to inspire visiting gardeners.”

More details of the Bolts Quarry event and all the other gardens opening this year can be found on our Open Gardens page.

Other gardens opening for the Trust this year are: September 3rd Mazey Cottage, Tangies, Helston, and September 10th Tanglewood Wild Garden, Newbridge, Penzance.