Garden Safari

Hunters’ Oak near Bere Alston

The Garden Safari Group are delighted to be getting back to some kind of normality now that many of the gardens in Cornwall and Devon are open.

Due to the Lions’ Minibus being unavailable, the group will be focusing their program this year on local Charity gardens open in the area of South East Cornwall and the Devon border.

The four charities that cover a comprehensive selection of gardens to visit are: NGS Gardens, St. Luke’s Hospice Charity Gardens, Cornwall Hospice Gardens and the Cornish Wildlife Trust. It is hoped that attendance at these gardens will be smaller and safer compared to the more popular gardens across the county. Each month, a list of the gardens that are open will be sent to members who can attend as they wish. The entrance fee of £5 will be going to a good cause.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Garden Safari Group, then please contact Pauline at

Charity Gardens Open in July 2021

St Lukes Hospice
 have three open this month :

Sunday 4 July Hunters Oak, Nr Bere Alston PL12 7HT  from 2.00pm – 5.00pm

Sunday 11 July Sommerwood Lake, Ash Lane, South Brent, Devon TQ10 9JF from 11.00 – 1.30 & 1.30 – 4.00pm

Wednesday 21 July Drakes Island, Plymouth Devon. This is open from 8.30 – 8.00pm they are offering an inclusive package of a boat trip to the island, guided tour for £39.88 each.

NGS Charity Gardens:

Sunday 4 July South Lea Saltash, PL12 6QS  1.00 – 5.00pm.

Tuesday 6 July & Wednesday 7 July Pinsla Garden, Bodmin PL30 4AY  9.00 – 5.00 pm

Wednesday 7 July & Sunday 11 July  Dove Cottage, Dobwalls PL14 4LR from 2.00 – 6.00pm. Need to  Book.

Wednesday 7 July & Sunday 11 July. 9 Higmar Close, Liskeard PL14 4LW from 2.00 – 6.00 pm. Need to Book 

Wednesday 7 July & Thursday 8 July Garden Cottage, St. Blazey PL24 2SS. Need to Book 

Wildlife Trust Cornwall:

Sunday 18 July The Lodge Fletchers Bridge Bodmin PL30 4AN From 2.00 – 5.00 pm

Landrake Village Open Gardens Sunday 18 July From 11.00 – 3.00 pm. 10 gardens to visit for £5.00. Tickets available on the day from Roseway next to the Bullers Arms.  

The Lodge, Fletcher’s Bridge, Bodmin

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