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Trevarno Estate & Gardens

Creative crafts and comedy thrills: an easter extravaganza at the trevarno estate and gardens

A traditional craft workshop kicks off the Easter celebrations at the magnificent Trevarno Estate and Gardens this year. On Wednesday 8th April, youngsters can enjoy a fun-packed hat-making and face-painting event in the Fountain Garden Conservatory Tearoom. This will be followed on Good Friday with the first of two afternoon performances by the acclaimed Bash Street Theatre Company, whose fast-moving comic-strip performances continue to delight audiences young and old across the world.

Bash Street will be performing a revamped version of their hour-long silent show "The Station" on Trevarno's Great Lawn. With an Eastern European flavour, it combines physical theatre and silent movie stunts with live music performed on the accordion, piano and concertina. The story of a gang of art thieves on the search for some stolen masterpieces "The Station" promises to be an exciting tale of adventure and intrigue. Be prepared for a dramatic train crash and a dare-devil rescue!

On Sunday 12th, Trevarno will then play host to an Easter Egg Event throughout the grounds. From the Italian Garden to the Bluebell Wood (which will be in full bloom at this time of year), the young and the young at heart can enjoy an active and revitalising day out, scouring the undergrowth and searching every historic nook and cranny for those all-important eggs. Guests can top off the day with a delicious snack, soup or hearty meal from the seasonal Trevarno menu.
The Easter extravaganza will wind down on Easter Monday when an Organised Dog Walk has been arranged to help raise funds for the Children's Hospice Precious Lives Appeal. It will get underway at 10:30am with a light-hearted dog competition being held at 2pm, judged by a local vet. A small entrance fee will apply and all proceeds will all go to the Appeal.

"We're all very excited about the events at Trevarno this Easter," says General Manager, Richard Cox. "In particular it's a real coup having Bash Street perform two days in a row. They've actually been to Trevarno three times before and we love having them here. Anyone who has seen their performances before will know that they are incredibly entertaining. We're also hoping lots of people will come and enjoy the walk on Easter Monday - the Children's Hospice Precious Lives Appeal is a hugely important cause and obviously we continue to give it our full support. And of course, what better reason to come out and enjoy the fresh air and wonderful springtime scenery?"

Trevarno is open every day from 10:30 until 17:00. Normal entry fees apply. Dog-walkers are more than welcome.

Flower power for trevarno's daffodil garden

More than a thousand varieties of daffodil, many of them rare and historic, are setting the Trevarno Estate and Gardens ablaze with colour this spring. Recently granted official recognition as the National Daffodil Collection Show Garden by the National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens, the unique varieties on display at Trevarno include flowers from as far afield as America, New Zealand, the Netherlands, and Hungary.

The exciting and unusual project is the result of close collaboration between Trevarno, Ron Scamp - a Cornish daffodil grower with more than 40 years experience and owner of Quality Daffodils, along with Cornwall's New Generation Daffodils. As steward for the National Collection, Ron has been interested in flowers ever since childhood. After growing up on his uncle's flower farm in the Tamar Valley, he has gone on to become the proud owner of the largest collection of daffodils in the UK and possibly the largest in the world.

"I'm delighted to be working with Trevarno on the National Daffodil Show Garden," Ron says. "We've created something truly special and magnificent, and to have this many varieties on display and accessible for everyone is just fantastic. People aren't always aware of the vast diversity of daffodils out there. There's everything from dwarf flowers to tall ones, shades that range from pure white to bright yellow - some with orange centres, others with white, pink or red. People will see some they recognize, such as the common King Alfreds, while other varieties are much more unusual."

He adds, "One of the most important things about the collection is that while it contains modern hybrids, it also contains the historic types - some of them are over 150 years old. They are the same varieties that were growing in Cornwall at the turn of the last century when the county was the epicentre for daffodil breeding."
Trevarno's outstanding Daffodil display, which is now in its second year, has been expanded following its ratification as the official National Collection Show Garden earlier this year. And while the Garden is a glorious feast for the eyes, it also represents a serious and calculated effort to preserve and protect the many varieties, some of which are being used for research into the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

"These are hardy and wonderful plants," says Ron. "Snowdrop enthusiasts may disagree but daffodils are the harbingers of spring. They raise the spirit and remind you just how glorious nature can be. And, of course, Trevarno is the perfect place for people to come and see them in all their seasonal glory."



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