Garden set for restoration

'Outstanding' Tregrehan House to get £20,000 for garden revamp

Almost £20,000 has been granted to restore a garden categorised as “nationally outstanding”. The restoration of Tregrehan House, near St Austell, will further strengthen the area as a garden tourism haven, particulary as the Eden Project is on its doorstep. A total of £19,439 is being spent restoring an ornamental lake, repairing a yew walk, a well and improving a stream. English Heritage is providing £8,720. The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has helped pay for the restoration of a barn, removal of spoil heaps and felling and replacing trees. DEFRA’s Countryside Stewardship agreement with Tregrehan covers 41ha of parkland and includes an annual payment of £4,162 and a capital grant of £8,831. Leading 19th-century garden designer William Nesfield landscaped the garden. Owner Tom Hudson, a descendent of the Carlyon family who have lived at the house since 1565, will carry out much of the work. He said: “This grant from English Heritage has allowed us to restore a lot of original features, including those designed by William Nesfield, so future generations can see what he and my ancestors created.”

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