Trewithen, near Grampound

Photographs: Charles Francis   March 2012: A conversation with head gardener Gary Long Trewithen was awarded three stars in the Michelin Guide to the South West. What makes it so special? Trewithen is the family home of the Galsworthy family, and this...
Trenance, Newquay

Trenance, Newquay

Photographs: Charles Francis December 2012: A conversation with Ann Trevarton, parks and street scene manager at Cornwall Council contractor Cormac Solutions, and park supervisor Daniel Murray How long have the gardens been here? Ann: This site was once a...
Morovoren, near Land’s End

Morovoren, near Land’s End

Photographs: Charles Francis June 2011: A conversation with owner Penny Black The glorious garden you and your husband Bob created at your previous home at Stithians was featured in the TV series Consuming Passions. What made you decide to leave it and start...
Tregothnan

Tregothnan

Photographs: Charles Francis   November 2010: A conversation with head gardener Neil Bennett The Boscawen family have been living at Tregothnan since the 14th century. When does the garden date from? It is about 200 years old. The family have been...
Tregenna Castle Hotel, St Ives

Tregenna Castle Hotel, St Ives

Photographs: Charles Francis   December 2010: A conversation with landscape architect John Moreland The gardens at Tregenna Castle are less than 15 years old – but the estate has a long history. How much do you know about it?  The house was built...