PUBLISHED: 16:06 30 May 2014 | UPDATED: 13:18 30 August 2017



Lethytepp at Penadlake, Lanreath near Looe in Cornwall is being opened by its owners in aid of Cornwall Wildlife Trust


Cornish gardens provide vital havens for wildlife, and Lethytep at Penadlake, Lanreath near Looe is being opened by owners Philip and Faith Hambly in aid of leading local wildlife charity . All money raised goes towards protecting Cornwall’s wildlife and wild places

Philip will be informing visitors about the abundant wildlife areas in the garden, and showing them the unique beauty of its walks and lakes. But visitors are also free to wander around the garden on their own.

The garden is a great area for butterflies, dragonflies and wild flowers, with plenty to interest the keenest naturalist. June is a particularly good time to see butterflies here. As well as the wildlife gardens, there are meadows, woodland and lakes.

Cornwall Wildlife Trust goods, plants, cakes and wildlife books will be on sale, along with a fundraising tombola. There is a covered seating area if the weather is bad, and lunch and hot drinks will be available, along with pasties and Cornish cream teas kindly donated by Open Gardens supporters Crantock Bakery and Roddas. Entrance to the garden is £4, under-16s are free. But sorry no dogs.

Lethytep is one of many gardens throughout the county where special fundraising days are being held during 2014 for Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Cornwall’s leading local wildlife charity. This is the fourth year running that the Trust has run their highly successful Open Gardens scheme with many gardens this year opening for the first time.

Chris Betty, Acting Deputy Head of Marketing and Fundraising for Cornwall Wildlife Trust says, “We are delighted that Lethytep is part of our Open Gardens scheme for a further year. It is a real treat, and one not to be missed. As the county’s leading wildlife charity that protects Cornwall’s wildlife and wild places, funds from the Gardens’ Scheme are vital for us to continue our conservation work, on land and in our seas.”

Event details

Open Gardens: Lethytep, Penadlake, Lanreath, PL13 2PG

Saturday 14 June 2014 10am to 4.00pm

Adults £4, children under 16 free

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