Poldowrian, Coverack

Poldowrian, Coverack

Photograph: Charles Francis April 2008: A conversation with owner Valerie Hadley What’s the history of Poldowrian? Some of the serpentine walls are prehistoric, and the remains of a Bronze Age roundhouse have been found. The site has been dated from 5000 BC. When we...
Roseland House, Chacewater

Roseland House, Chacewater

Photographs: Charles Francis September 2009: A conversation with owners Charlie and Liz Pridham What’s the history of Roseland House and its garden? Charlie: Bits of the house probably date back to the 1600s, and there hadn’t been much done to it for 100 years...
New words for old trees

New words for old trees

Photographs: Charles Francis June 2009: Generations of visitors have carved their initials into the gnarled bark of a rare twisted beech at Tehidy Country Park, and present-day passers-by are equally keen to make their mark. But this summer, they are being encouraged...

A horticultural centre which changes lives

Jacquie Rich, Luke Allanson-Clarke and Alan Nicholas in the greenhouse. Photographs: Charles Francis June 2012: People blossom when they come to Kehelland. The village, just outside Camborne, is the home of a horticultural centre which offers training and work...