Open Gardens 2021 Introduction by George Kestell
40 years ago Enid Dalton-White MBE, one of the pioneers who ensured the vision of a hospice for Cornwall, invited visitors to the grounds of her home in Polruan to raise vital funds to build Mount Edgcumbe Hospice. She set a trend that continues today through our Open Gardens scheme, now in its 9th year.
A long-standing supporter of the charity and the Open Gardens campaign is Cornish gardener, George Kestell;
As I look out of the office window across my own garden, I see the range of Hellebores, Camellias and Snowdrops all set off by the dark purple of the Pittosporum. These winter flowers keep me going through the tough times. Lately everyone has been affected by the Coronavirus crisis, lockdown has been difficult for many, but these winter gems have been a source of delight.