New garden celebrates cross-channel friendship

The bandstand seen from one of the corner beds. Photographs: Charles Francis Two days before Christmas, the people of Torpoint will gather under the stars for a candlelit celebration in the town’s new walled garden. The event, featuring choirs, carol singing, mulled...

New words for old trees

Pictures: 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 not...

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...