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Krowji neighbour ‘Parkhenver Estate’ open for National Open Garden Scheme

On 14th July the present owners of Parkhenver Estate will open the recently restored gardens to the public for one day as part of the National Garden Scheme.

The National Garden Scheme gives visitors unique access to over 3,500 exceptional private gardens in England and Wales, and raises impressive amounts of money for nursing and health charities through admissions, teas and cake. The Parkhenver Estate is located just next door to Krowji in Redruth.

The Parkhenver Estate which includes the late Regency/early Victorian main house extends to approximately 3 acres and is within the designated World Heritage Site. Apart from the gardens, the Coachhouse, Stables, Tack Room and Private Chapel can also be viewed. Due to much neglect over several decades, much has deteriorated. The present owners decided to restore the entire Estate to its former glory. Many features have already been restored. The walled garden and the external ‘slips’ have been cleared and restored. Restoration of the large fountain opposite the main house should be completed by July 2019. The remaining flower beds to the front and rear of the house should also be ready by July 2019.

“The Parkhenver Estate gardens were created in about 1850. We are in the midst of a complete restoration project to return them to their original glory. The greenhouses and walled garden have already been restored. Two fascinating woodland walks have also been found and restored. The fountain and other flower beds are in the process of restoration.”

The gardens will be open on Sunday 14th July 12:30 – 18:00.  Light refreshments will be available on lawn in marquee.

Admission:

  • Adult: £5.00
  • Child: Free

For more information visit National Garden Scheme website listing for Parkhenver Estate.