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Visiting Cornwall’s garden attractions offers a serene escape into a world of natural beauty and horticultural wonder. Renowned for its mild climate and stunning landscapes, Cornwall boasts an array of captivating gardens that cater to every taste and interest. Perhaps one of the most iconic destinations is the Lost Gardens of Heligan, a sprawling estate that was rediscovered and restored to its former glory in the 1990s. Visitors can wander through lush greenery, ancient woodlands, and intricate Victorian-era gardens, discovering hidden sculptures and exotic plants along the way.

For a more exotic experience, Tresco Abbey Gardens on the Isles of Scilly take visitors on a sensory journey through diverse ecosystems of which one might expect to be found in more Mediterranean climes. In contrast, Trebah Garden offers a tranquil retreat nestled along the Helford River. Its subtropical paradise features a ravine garden, cascading streams, and a secluded beach, providing a peaceful haven for relaxation and reflection.

Cornwall's garden attractions cater to all ages and interests, from avid botanists to casual nature enthusiasts. Whether exploring historic estates, marvelling at rare flora, or simply enjoying the serenity of nature, a visit to Cornwall's gardens promises an unforgettable experience immersed in the beauty of the natural world. Discover more as Dan Warden takes a walk through some of our favourites in this month's cover feature from page 15 and again in our gardens special feature on page 29 . If you're a budding gardener yourself, then a visit to Trevena Cross is a must. On page 30 , we take a green-fingered look at one of the Duchy's premier garden centres whose 50-plus years of plant-growing experience is evident in the quality and quantity of its year-round plant stocks.

This issue we also look forward to a highlight in Cornwall's festival calendar; the Porthleven Food Festival. Preparations in our home town are underway for a celebration of all things culinary, accompanied by some great musical highlights from 26th to 28th April. One of the festival's founders and patron, chef Jude Kereama looks forward to a long weekend of food and fun from page 48 , while we bring you a sample of Rupert Cooper's exciting feast night menu from page 50

And finally... we're looking forward to celebrating our 150th issue with a bumper competition sponsored by St Austell Brewery. Turn to page 59 to register for its launch and to keep up to date with all the fabulous prizes as they are added. Don't forget, you've got to be in it, to win it!

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Serving the community in Penzance for over 200 years, its status as Cornwall’s oldest family-run business just goes to prove Alfred Smith & Son’s trusted and professional service. Looking ahead to 2024, the team are excited about the designs arriving in store. A new range of models from Collins & Hayes, with the option of removable, machinewashable covers, are an elegant and practical solution for busy households. Beautiful patchwork sofas and chairs, each one unique, are also available for immediate delivery from

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A county IN COLOUR

Immerse yourself in Cornwall’s gardens as they begin their annual spring bloom.

Well, what a windswept winter it’s been! I’m sure that we at Cornwall Living aren’t the only ones who are glad to start seeing the back of the cold season, not least because it was the stormiest on record since 2015. With spring upon us, Cornwall is finally starting to come back to life; the hedgerows are bursting into colourful life and our days are once more beginning with the dawn chorus of birds as they too celebrate the seasonal change. For a microcosm of everything that makes Cornwall such a wonderful place to be in the spring, any one of the county’s beautiful gardens are well worth a visit. Each with something different to offer visitors, with the common purpose of celebrating the beautiful worlds of botany, horticulture and landscape, those featured across the following pages are just a snapshot of Cornwall’s many public gardens.

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Cornwall Garden Society

Before we delve into the many sites open for visitors this season, we feel that no exploration of Cornish gardens would be complete without a mention of the Cornwall Garden Society (CGS). A charity that exists to encourage and improve the science, art and practice of horticulture in all its branches, CGS works to share knowledge about gardening, celebrate Cornwall’s rich garden heritage and conserve its natural environment. Although it has, by this time, already taken place, each spring sees CGS run the annual Spring Flower Show. Taking place at The Royal Cornwall Showground, visitors flock to enjoy dramatic displays of spring flowers and shrubs, along with exquisite exhibits by leading nurseries and floral designers. Described by The Telegraph as “the most highly regarded spring show in the country”, it’s a must-attend event for any gardening enthusiast, and certainly one to add to your diary for next year!

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Trewithen Gardens

We begin our whistle-stop tour of Cornwall’s gardens with those that were once lost. These previously well-kept gardens quickly succumbed to the forces of nature as those who tended it left to fulfil their duty in the national First World War effort. Disappearing beneath hectares of heath and bramble, it wasn’t until 1990 that Sir Tim Smit and John Willis rediscovered the derelict gardens and set about enacting their restoration. Restored under the careful guidance of the duo, with Tim Smit also famed for leading the development of the Eden Project, Heligan now provides visitors with a cornucopia of horticultural explorations to engage and excite the whole family. With pleasure grounds to explore, some of Britain’s finest productive gardens, as well as the UK’s only outdoor jungle, The Lost Gardens of Heligan transport visitors far from the shores of Cornwall, to a world of romance, nostalgia and adventure.

Meaning “house of the trees”, Trewithen is home to 30 acres of woodland gardens and more than 200 acres of parkland. With so many different areas and species to discover, it’s a place that intrigues and enchants at every turn, one where no two days are the same and one in which the seasons play a key part. In the spring, expect exotic bursts of colour, with whites, reds, yellows and almost every shade of pink, before witnessing the summer bloom of hydrangeas and roses. Explore the wildlife and water gardens; examine an array of sculpture and conceptual art, and admire the historic plantings that continue to thrive here. With all of this and more to explore outdoors, not to mention the historic house which dates back to the Domesday survey of 1086 (open for tours Sunday to Tuesday, 28th April to 2nd July), and Trewithen offers visitors a heady cocktail of history and horticulture that’s sure to keep everybody enthralled.


For more inspiration on Cornwall’s best horticultural days out, including Enys Gardens (perhaps the oldest gardens in Cornwall), and Pencarrow (a house and gardens replete with history dating back to the Iron Age), be sure to turn to page 29 and check out some of our other favourites!

Trewithen in bloom ABOVE  Spring flowers in full bloom family. transport BELOW Heligan's Jungle Pond RIGHT The Giant's Head, Heligan PREVIOUS Trebah Garden's verdant paradise



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Trebah Garden

Where else can you follow the meandering trails of a sub-tropical garden, arriving eventually at a private beach where coffee, ice creams and staggering river views are available in abundance? Originally planted as a pleasure garden by the Fox family in the 19th century, the sloping gardens of Trebah, winding their way through a valley on the edge of the Helford River, have lived through a tumultuous history. The site served as a staging area for American troops ahead of the Second World War Normandy invasion; after the war, it changed hands several times. Famed racing driver, Donald Healey, bought the site and removed much of the wartime concrete from the beach. It was later sold again to Major Tony Hibbert and Eira Hibbert, who were persuaded by Cornwall Garden Society to begin a programme of work that would restore the garden to its former glory and eventually enable its opening to the public.



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Glendurgan Garden

This historic and exotic wooded valley also leads down to the river. The garden itself is a beautiful, distinctive and intriguing collection of specimens interspersed with wildflower meadows. On site there is also a cherry laurel maze, based on a design taken from the Sydney Gardens in Bath. The Giant’s Stride rope swing is a simple yet enjoyable way for families to spend time together, whilst Durgan beach on the banks of the Helford connects to the South West

Coast Path, ideal for walkers looking to lace up their boots and strike out along the coast. Add to all of this the Apple Shed, full of nature-based activities, along with refreshments at the Tea House (currently undergoing renovations), and Glendurgan offers a day out for both families and horticultural die-hards alike glendurgan-garden

Terence Coventry Sculpture Park

Follow the coast south and you’ll eventually come to Coverack, one of the Lizard Peninsula’s most popular seaside villages. From here, head just a short distance inland and you’ll find the Terence Coventry Sculpture Park. Situated within three small meadows astride the old coast path, visitors can usually find around 25 monumental sculptures on display. With access to the park free of charge, it provides a wonderful chance to examine the work of Terence Coventry; rooted in a strong, figurative tradition, Coventry explores forms that are familiar to him, expressing his fundamental relationship with his environment and producing images that are at once enormously powerful and tender

Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens

If the work of Terence Coventry has whet your appetite for enjoying art al fresco, then be sure to make your next stop Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens. Overlooking St Michael’s Mount at the start of the Penwith Peninsula, this dramatic landscape comprises exotic and subtropical planting and provides a backdrop to contemplative and inspiring art by artists of international renown. With woods and a stream, an ever-evolving programme of contemporary artwork on display, not to mention an indoor gallery, shop, nursery, restaurant, and those aforementioned views over Mount’s Bay and the castle it’s named after, and this really is a must-visit for anyone looking to explore Cornwall’s best gardens.

BELOW 'Minotaur', Tim Shaw RA at Tremenheere
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The iconic view looking back to the house from Trebah's Mallard Pond The amazing maze at Glendurgan

Trewidden House & Garden

This Grade II listed manor house with beautiful accommodation finds itself immersed in 15 acres of gorgeous Cornish spring gardens near Penzance. As a place to stay, it’s tough to beat, especially for those hoping to base themselves in prime position to explore all that Penwith has to offer. As a garden, it’s simply magnificent. Originally planted in the 19th century by Thomas Bolitho, it incorporates a magnificent collection of more than 300 camellias and magnolias, alongside one of the largest tree fern dells in Europe. A maze of paths take visitors to different areas of the site, adorned with shrubs and champion trees, some of which are more than a century old. Kids also love it here, especially when they take the Trewidden Trail, and the whole family is sure to appreciate the tea rooms, offering light lunches and Cornish cream teas, with produce of local provenance appearing on every plate

Tresco Abbey Garden

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We end our tour not on the mainland, but on the Isles of Scilly. Just a short hop from the Cornish coast, visitors to this archipelago are awed by its feeling of far-away shores. The fine golden sand and crystalline waters are an attraction in themselves and, depending on who you talk to, everybody who visits has a different favourite isle. In this case, our focus is on Tresco, and what has to be the jewel in the Isles of Scilly’s crown: Tresco Abbey Garden. Hailed as a “perennial Kew without the glass”, the garden is home to some 2,000 specimens from across the southern hemisphere and subtropics, and all of them flourish just 28 miles off the Cornish coast. The gardens change throughout the year; flowers bloom weeks ahead of the mainland in spring, the perfect tonic after a long, dreary winter, and in autumn, the seasonal reds, golds and ambers contrast magnificently with proteas, aloes and camellias. Even at the winter solstice, you’ll still find around 300 species in beautiful bloom. Add to its floral charm the sight of red squirrels and golden pheasants, not to mention the chance to browse island shipwrecks in the Valhalla Figurehead Museum, and whether you’re visiting Scilly for the day (which you can), or staying for a few, Tresco Abbey Garden is an essential addition to any island itinerary

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As we stretch out our arms and unfurl from the hybernation that winter always seems to encourage, it’s exciting to see that more than just the plants appear to be flourishing in the warmth of spring. From artists and artisans to divers and budding photographers, there’s plenty out there to be explored.



Fresh on the Cornwall Living scene, the Salty Shed team are connoisseurs of flavour, producing beautiful, bountiful, made-to-order rustic food. From fully prepared feasts and picnics to finish-at-home kits and more, make sure to turn to page 9 to find out more!




Dive Project Cornwall

Celebrating a successful first year, Dive Project Cornwall is delighted to launch its campaign for 2024. Having made a significant impact on the 350 students who visited Porthkerris in 2023, Dive Project Cornwall’s latest video captures the joy of learning to dive, discovering the importance of marine conservation and gathering life skills for every day.

To find out more, be sure to check out the video on Cornwall Living TV!


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The Cornish marine artist’s latest exhibition, Jamie Medlin – Nuances of Light will be exhibited at Falmouth Art Gallery from 20th April to 29th June. Jamie’s photorealistic oil paintings are inspired by Cornwall’s stunning marine landscapes, and are truly worth exploring. Read more on page 55! @

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A large Grade II-listed period house situated in a wonderful rural location surrounded by farmland and enjoying open views.

This impressive property has recently been decorated inside and out and its large, high-ceilinged rooms are flooded with light. Many period features have been retained, including traditional sliding sash windows with original shutters, deep moulded skirtings, ornate moulded cornices and fireplaces. The flooring, much of which is natural wood with others being slate, tiles and brick, complements the décor beautifully.

On the ground floor, the entrance porch leads into an expansive hallway, where a turning staircase winds up to the first-floor landing. The accommodation is nothing short of impressive; a sitting room, drawing room, dining room, kitchen with Aga, further




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reception room, large utility/boot room, cloakroom and cellar completes the picture on this floor. No less spacious, the first floor, which boasts a large landing and walk-in airing cupboard, has a master bedroom with en suite, four further bedrooms and a family bathroom.

The house is surrounded by large gardens –which are maintained within the rent – with wide gravelled areas surrounding the house flanked by lawns with mature trees. At the rear there is a wooded area with a wide variety of trees and shrubs as well as a cobbled courtyard with a two-story former stable and further useful storerooms. The property is approached through granite gate posts, with a sweeping gravelled driveway leading to a parking area with space for several vehicles, as well as garaging and an additional storage shed.

While its rural position is enviable, there is also easy access from here to the city of Truro and the Roseland Peninsula. This unique property is available to rent for an initial fixed term of 12 months, with pets considered. Houses of this type are a rarity on the rental market so early viewing is highly recommended.

INFORMATION Grade II-listed period property Rural location Five bedrooms, master ensuite Plenty of parking and garaging Large mature gardens with gardening included Council Tax Band E EPC E42
Newquay St Ives Penzance St Austell Bodmin Rock Cornwall

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THE ORDINARY Live beyond

Where luxury, lifestyle, and enhanced connectivity combine; experience elevated living at Tri Veru, Truro.

Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of Truro, Cornwall, lies Tri Veru – an exquisite collection of three, four and five-bedroom homes by Charles Church, promising a lifestyle of unparalleled elegance and sophistication. Here, amongst the rolling hills and lush greenery, discover a sanctuary where modern luxury blends with the timeless charm of Cornwall.


Perched majestically on a hillside, Tri Veru offers residents breathtaking landscapes of the Cornish countryside. Awaken to the sounds of nature from the rolling hills and enjoy spectacular sunsets. With its elevated position, Tri Veru provides a front-row seat to nature’s masterpiece, inviting you to immerse yourself in its beauty.


Just moments away from the heart of Truro, Tri Veru offers access to the city’s vibrant amenities. Lose yourself in the windy streets lined with artisanal boutiques and quaint cafés, or indulge in a culinary adventure at one of Truro’s renowned restaurants. With its rich tapestry of culture and commerce, Truro beckons you to explore its hidden treasures and its irresistible charm.


At Tri Veru, luxury knows no bounds. Each home, meticulously crafted by Charles Church, offers a bespoke sanctuary tailored to your every need. From lavish interiors to exquisite craftsmanship, every detail is carefully considered to enrich your living environment. Bask in the warmth of natural light streaming through expansive windows or unwind in the serenity of your private garden oasis. With its uncompromising commitment to quality, Tri Veru sets a new standard for luxury living in Cornwall.


Beyond its tranquil confines, Tri Veru offers connectivity to the wider world. Whether by road, rail, or sea, explore Cornwall’s diverse landscapes with ease. Embark on scenic drives along winding coastal roads, or journey further afield to discover hidden gems nestled amidst Cornwall’s rugged terrain. With Truro’s well-connected transport network, the possibilities for adventure are endless. Additionally, families will appreciate the proximity to esteemed educational institutions such as Truro High School for Girls and Truro School, ensuring a convenient and enriching learning experience for children.


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The luxury three, four and five-bedroom homes at Tri Veru start from £659,995. To arrange your exclusive viewing appointment call 01872 306782.

The Tri Veru showhome is open Thursday to Monday, 11am to 6pm.

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Immerse yourself in nature at one of Cornwall’s fabulous open gardens.

Trewidden Garden

One of the Great Gardens of Cornwall, Trewidden is a tranquil oasis home to a collection of magnolias, camellias and tree ferns, as well as the National Plant Collection of Rhododendron Kurume Azalea Wilson 50. These, combined with the historic links to west Cornwall’s mining heritage, make for a fascinating day out.

It’s an ideal garden to explore, walking along unusual twisty paths between banks of extraordinary flowering trees and shrubs. End your trip with a welcome Cornish cream tea in the tearoom, and Trewidden becomes the ultimate day out for anyone looking to immerse themselves in Cornwall’s fabulous gardens.

Enys Gardens

This largely natural garden situated between Truro and Falmouth has an air of history and mystique that makes it well worth a visit for those seeking an inspiring Cornish day out. Enys is well known for its bluebells in spring, but there is so much more to its gardens, attracting visitors throughout the year.

The Manor House is only open for various events during the season, so be sure to check the website for details. These include the Antiques Fair in April and the Art Exhibition in May, which sees the rustic house walls adorned with works created by local artists. Then, in July, there is the annual food, drink and music festival called Food Jam, before the season rounds off with another Antiques Fair in September.

The house and gardens are also used for occasional weddings, from small elopements to larger events for up to 120 people.

Pencarrow House & Gardens

Pencarrow, the much-loved home of the Molesworth-St Aubyn family for nearly 500 years, is set in 50 acres if Grade II* woodland and garden where dogs and children are most welcome.

The Georgian house boasts an impressive library with a secret door, elegant but ‘lived in’ reception rooms, period bedrooms and collections of family heirlooms, from everyday items to art and fascinating furnishings. In the gardens, superb conifers tower over azaleas, with a blaze of spring colour including magnolias, camellias, and varieties of rhododendron. As you explore, discover the ancient Celtic cross, Iron Age hill fort, Victorian lake and icehouse, grotto, restful Italian gardens and the enormous rock garden.

For a homemade cream tea or light lunch, be sure to stop by the Peacock café, before picking up the perfect gift in Pencarrow’s shop.

Lamorran Gardens

Visitors who have travelled the coast of southern France or northern Italy will recognise Lamorran Gardens; perched on a south-facing hillside overlooking the sea, it has been laid out to maximise its ‘Mediterranean setting’. Yes, there are many rhododendrons, evergreen azaleas and camellias, but Lamorran is unlike any other Cornish garden, playing host to no less than 35 different types of palm trees with over 200 specimens within the garden. Likewise, the number of species of Dicksonia and Cyathea tree ferns run into the dozens. There are ponds with waterfalls, streams, bridges and temples to encapsulate the Mediterranean influence which pervades the garden. This is a private garden open to the public every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10am to 5pm. Contact the team at, or head straight on down to the gardens on Upper Castle Road, St Mawes, TR2 5BZ. 01326 270800


PARADISE A plant lover’s

We pay a visit to Trevena Cross, who have been experienced growers of a huge range of plants for nearly 50 years, including rare and unusual specialities.

Awide variety of plants has been gracing the undercover planteria at Trevena Cross since January. Growing consistent plant stocks year round ensures supply is never an issue, and yet it is this time of the year when the garden centre becomes a real feast for the senses. As always the team are on track to deliver a truly sensational spring season for their eagerly anticipating customers and it’s now that truckloads of plants are brought down from the nursery daily to keep our gardens bursting with colour and interest. A striking selection of specimen palms, olives, tree ferns, shrubs, trees, perennials, hedging plants and more are joined by seasonal bedding and patio plants and a feast of grow-your-own goodies. Seasonlong, wow factor can be achieved with patio colour, right up until Christmas if temperatures remain mild.

The emphasis on grow-your-own has been taken to a whole new level in one of the nursery tunnels this year. There is a tunnel dedicated to growing a wide range of food for the Palm Tree Bistro, which opened on site on the 16th March. The bistro celebrates

quality local – largely Cornish – ingredients, as well as produce grown in the nursery at Trevena Cross.

The bistro team hand pick vegetables and herbs daily and then step into the kitchen to prepare them for the day’s dishes. This is a unique position to be in, and helps highlight Trevena’s place as a ‘grower’, extending the ‘grown on site’ message beyond just the plants it sells. Visitors can also enjoy the same produce they’ve eaten in the bistro at home, with plants grown for the bistro kitchen mirroring many of the varieties available to buy at the garden centre. This really will take the grow-yourown concept full circle. There are exciting times ahead; the outdoor offering of plants and outdoor sundries is complemented by a shop full of everything ‘gardens’ as well as a jungle-like houseplant section. Plus, the first spring for the Palm Tree Bistro is set to make it extra special!


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Plants grown with passion and expertise Inside the Palm Tree Bistro
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If your doors and windows have seen one too many winters, perhaps it’s time to enlist the help of Philip Whear Windows & Conservatories.

As Cornwall comes to life, its meadows, hedgerows and coastal paths once again blooming with colour, it can leave many of us looking from the curb at our houses and feeling rather underwhelmed by how our own abodes are living up to the seasonal time of colour. What’s more, after such a long and stormy winter, older doors and windows may now be on their way out, their owners doubtful of their ability to withstand another full seasonal cycle.

If any of the above sounds familiar, then the experts at Philip Whear Windows & Conservatories can help. Manufacturing a range of uPVC windows and doors at the company factory in Redruth, now is the time to speak to the team and discover how uPVC solutions could well provide the long-term peace of mind that your windows and doors are up to the task.

With exceptional thermal efficiency, uPVC windows and doors from Philip Whear are designed in adherence to the latest standards. As uPVC is a low conductor of heat, so when fitted correctly it will form a closed air system that minimises heat loss experienced by other, less insulative materials. This means that,

especially for those with old and outdated fixtures, there could well be savings to be made when it comes to keeping your home warm next autumn and winter.

For those of you wanting the benefits of uPVC but prefer something with a dash more colour, fear not; with their own in-house paint booth, the Philip Whear team can completely customise the colour of your new doors and windows to match your home, its locale, along with your own preferences of style.

Add to all of this the latest in security standards, along with a variety of available styles including casement, tilt and turn, sliding and more, and if you’re thinking of sprucing up your home this spring with windows and doors that are guaranteed to both last and improve your curb appeal, then Philip Whear Windows & Conservatories can help.


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Besides their uPVC products, that are made in-house, Philip Whear Windows & Conservatories can also supply aluminium or timber framed windows and doors.


SUCCESS Sustainable

Entrepreneurial spirit and a dedication to sustainability positions one Cornish business at the head of its field across the UK.

 ABOVE Your dream drive awaits BELOW

Directors Tom and Olly

Oltco, today, is the UK’s leading supplier and installer of resin solutions. Operating on a national scale, it helps clients up and down the country to transform their spaces, assisting in projects across the residential and commercial market. But despite its growth since its founding in 2004, Oltco remains true to its roots, in fact the company HQ can still be found in its hometown of Newquay, right here in Cornwall.

From the very beginning, Founder and Director, Tom Stringer, has been passionate about offering innovative solutions. After training at Camborne School of Mines as a mining engineer, he began to specialise in non-slip floor solutions. This led him to epoxy and polyurethane resin coatings and screeds, from whence Tom soon set his sights on using his technical background and expertise to develop effective, aesthetic and practical resin

solutions for both domestic and commercial uses. This passion and innovation runs through the very heart of Oltco.

Later, in 2011, Tom was joined by Co-Director John Pearce, who came aboard to help to raise the profile of Oltco even further, enabling it to deliver services on a national scale.

Today, as the UK and Channel Islands’ leading sustainable resin-bound driveway specialist, Oltco has recycled the equivalent of 500 million plastic straws. How? By offering eco-conscious clients an alternative to traditional resin bound solutions, in the form of Oltco’s very own, world-first, sustainable solution, Recycle Bound.

It was at the beginning of 2019 when the two Cornish entrepreneurs came up with this unique solution to help tackle the issue of plastic waste littering the globe. Growing up in Cornwall, Tom and John had seen first-hand


the devastating effect that plastic waste has on our coastline, and as they grew increasingly concerned about its effect on our planet as a whole, they decided to set about doing something about it. Now, more than four years later, Oltco's Recycle Bound solution is not just being used in residential driveways; in fact, it has, and continues to be used at some of the UK’s top hotels and attractions.

Indeed, this innovative product has proven a huge success, and with good reason. Recycle Bound is made utilising waste plastic (straws, drink bottles, food packaging) from a plastic recycling point, with each square metre comprising approximately 3,000 straws’ worth of plastic. This means that if Recycle Bound was laid on a standard 70 squaremetre driveway, the project would recycle the equivalent of 210,000 plastic straws!

Perhaps unsurprisingly, this amazing product has achieved recognition from multiple awards, including ‘Product of the Year’ at the Cornwall Business Awards, runner up for ‘Recycled Product of the Year’ in the National Recycling Awards, and ‘Sustainability Warrior’ at the British Franchise Association, an award category created specifically for Oltco to recognise its sustainability achievements. Impressive! It’s no wonder that attractions

across the UK including the Eden Project, National Trust Sheffield Park & Garden, and the location of the G7 Summit, Carbis Bay Hotel, have chosen to incorporate the product into their sites. In fact, to-date, Oltco has recycled the equivalent of 1.7 million plastic straws… at the Eden Project alone!

“It is so exciting and rewarding to see so many of our customers, both domestic and commercial, opting for Recycle Bound,” says Tom. “We have recycled the equivalent of 500 million plastic straws, which is incredible!”

John Pearce agrees. “Hitting that number after four years is a huge milestone and one that we’re incredibly proud of. We won’t be stopping there though, as the number of plastic straws that are recycled in our Recycle Bound installations increases every single day. So here’s to the next 500 million!”


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OF THE SUN The power

Reduce your dependence on the national grid and save on energy bills with solar PV and battery storage from GreenGenUK.



GreenGenUK also offers advanced heat pump systems. Their expertise extends to helping you upgrade your home's heating efficiency through the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, which provides a generous grant of £7500.

ll of us will have felt the steepening of energy bills in recent times, particularly over the last few months, but now that the days are growing brighter and longer, this could be the perfect time to look at our energy solutions. What if we told you that with a solution from the experts at GreenGenUK, the more electricity you used, the more you could save?

It might sound counterintuitive, but it’s true. With solar PV from GreenGenUK, not only can you save significantly on annual energy bills, you can also improve your home’s energy efficiency and the energy rating of your home. What’s more, at a time when we’re all looking for ways to ‘do our bit’ to foster a more sustainable way of living, solar PV can help reduce your home’s annual carbon emissions… by several tonnes!

In actual fact, there are a whole host of benefits to choosing solar PV to power your home, so many that you’ll quickly find yourself wondering why you haven’t already made the switch. For example, at present there is 0% VAT on battery storage installations. Battery storage enables you to reduce your energy bills even further by powering your home with surplus solar power. Oh, and because you

can store surplus power, charging your battery at lower off-peak rates, you save even more during peak times.

These technologies have emerged as pivotal in the planet’s fight to reduce carbon emissions, and already many homeowners are benefitting from it here in Cornwall. One recent GreenGenUK customer had a 16-panel solar array installed alongside a GivEnergy battery. With the main goal being to improve the energy efficiency of their home, along with reducing dependence on the national grid and minimising their carbon footprint, all whilst saving on energy bills, the end result delivered on all counts. “I’ve had a very positive experience with GreenGenUK,” explains the homeowner. “I found the installation process smooth and the engineers very polite and helpful. They also came in first place for cost!”


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Attention all furniture aficionados: Christies Furniture is delighted to announce its much-anticipated clearance sale.

Featuring unbelievable discounts of up to 76% on a wide range of exquisite furniture pieces, now could well be the time to revamp your living spaces and elevate your home decor without breaking the bank with help from the team at Christies Furniture.

This furniture store in Penryn is staffed by a team that take pride in offering beautiful pieces crafted with quality materials and impeccable craftsmanship. From sleek modern designs to classic elegance, the collections you’ll find here cater to every style, taste and preference. And now, with the Clearance Sale, you can indulge in such luxury for a fraction of the price.

So, why such remarkable discounts? Simple: the team are making room for the latest arrivals and freshest collections. Committed to bringing you the most current and innovative pieces to enhance your home, by clearing out their existing stock, the team are able to make space for the new, ensuring you have access to the latest trends and styles in the world of furniture design.

Indeed, whether you’re in search of a statement sofa to anchor your living room, a comfy bed to improve your sleep, or stylish dining furniture to impress your guests, Christies Furniture has you covered. And with current savings of up to 76%, there’s never been a better time to capitalise on the selection.

With such incredible offers currently available, sale stock is unlikely to last, so be quick! Running on a limited-time offer, once these sale prices are gone, they’re gone for good, so be sure to pay the showroom a visit and discover the extraordinary pieces currently on offer. Whilst you’re there, you can also pick the brains of the experienced Christies team, who always work to ensure your shopping experience is nothing short of exceptional.


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How are your garden fences coping with the increasingly violent winter storms?

One of the perks of living in Cornwall is seeing its many seasonal moods. In the summer, the vibrant greens and opalescent blues invite us outside to explore nature, and in the autumn nothing quite beats the crunch of leaves underfoot as we stomp around our favourite rural routes. Of course, it also leaves our homes exposed to the winds of winter, which it seems, this past season, are only getting worse. Indeed, it’s lovely to be cosied up indoors next to the woodburner whilst a gale howls outside the curtained windows, but what’s not enjoyable is assessing the damage the next day, with sheds, trees and fences in particular having taken the brunt of the weather.

This makes spring a welcome change; the winds are dying down and it’s (mostly) starting to dry up, which affords us the opportunity to get outside and do something about those dilapidated wooden fences that more closely resemble splinters than the boundaries they once marked. If this sounds familiar, it’s unsurprising; wooden fences around the country have been destroyed en-masse over the recent winter, which was the stormiest on record since 2015! Such wanton destruction has left homeowners scratching their heads, determined that there must be a better, more resilient solution. Fortunately, there is.

Colourfence, originally built to withstand the

the storm

demanding climate in Australia, is made from Colourbond steel, a high-tensile, pre-painted material that needs little or no upkeep, and which is guaranteed to withstand gusts of up to 135mph. Installed by dedicated experts and requiring virtually no maintenance (bar the odd, spring-time hose down), it’s also a beautiful addition to any garden, available in a full range of colours to suit your space.

In actual fact, according to Olly Daglish, director of Colourfence Cornwall, wood has become a short-term choice for fencing in recent times. “The story is always the same,” he explains. “Customers are increasingly fed up with the upkeep and short life span of their wooden fences. Especially now with the changing climate and growing intensity of storms, they’re searching for something that will last and stand up to such weather, which is why so many people are coming to us.”


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In Cornwall, led by Olly, the team have installed over 15,000 Colourfence panels in residential gardens around the county – the equivalent of over 35 miles!


contemporary jewellery gallery & school

Ringing The Changes

A curated exhibition of contemporary rings, on until May 26th

Sculptural Rings

Innovative Designs

Welcome to Boscrege Caravan & Touring Park

For more Jewellery, Online Shop and Jewellery making classes visit us at:

Sumptuous Gold

T: 01752 220011 (Gift vouchers available)

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39 Southside Street, The Barbican, Plymouth, PL1 2LE

With a welcoming atmosphere, set in 12 acres of Cornish countryside, Boscrege Caravan & Touring Park is the best place to enjoy your Cornish holiday. Only 2.2 miles from one of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Cornwall, Praa Sands. Each of our luxury holiday homes comes with a private garden - Perfect for families and couples.

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Our choice of Cornish coastal getaways

Beautiful stays in Mawgan Porth, Tintagel and Wadebridge.

The Stable Loft, Mawgan Porth

Spend your holiday in a beautifully converted barn nestled in the Cornish countryside, just a short distance from Mawgan Porth. The Stable Loft is the perfect blend of rustic charm and modern luxury, with vast gardens and a private hot tub providing a relaxing getaway for up to six guests.

Two comfy deep-blue sofas and a stunning loveseat frame the living area, complete with a flat-screen TV and plenty of games to keep the whole family happy. Double doors lead onto the balcony area, fitted with two seats and a table, ideal for sundowners looking over the Cornish countryside.

The vast outside space benefits from a Nordic-style wooden hot tub, al-fresco dining areas (which are placed to follow the sun) and a large lawn. So, whether you fancy a dip in tub, games on the grass or lunch in the sunshine, you won’t need to go far to make the most of the Cornish summer.

Back inside and you’ll find a total of three bedrooms, including a luxurious master with a sumptuous king-size bed and its own en-suite. You’ll also discover a recently refurbished kitchen, fitted with everything you need to whip up a culinary storm, including a stylish dining table to gather around and reminisce about the day’s adventures.

01736 796198

STAY more ☞ Coastal

7 Camelside, Wadebridge

This award-winning apartment hugs the banks of the River Camel, at the hub of the Cornish market town of Wadebridge, famed for its folk, river and cultural festivals.

A complimentary Cornish cream tea will herald your arrival as you sit back on a waterside pew and take in the view across the estuary. Once rested and rejuvenated after your journey, you can amble into town and experience one of the many independent shops, cafés or delis. Should you wish to be more adventurous, Padstow's just around the corner as well as the nationally recognised Camel Trail with its scenic hot-spots. It’s an ideal base from which to explore. Suitable for couples or families, 7 Camelside provides comfortable accommodation that is home-from-home, but without the worries. It’s fully central heated and consists of two bedrooms and bathrooms (one shower room and one en suite with bath), plenty of storage, a generous living space with dining area, fully equipped kitchen, riverside balcony and secure private parking. Linen, towels (including beach towels), a kitchen pack, hand soap, kitchen/toilet rolls, tea, coffee, sugar and condiments are all included within the apartment. For days out, you'll find a handy rucksack containing a thermos flask, picnic rug and sandwich boxes. For more details contact

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Bossiney Cabin, Tintagel

Found directly at the entrance to Ocean Cove holiday park, Bossiney Cabin is furnished and equipped to exceptional standards, available to book for short breaks and longer stays alike.

Inside, the cabin has been thoughtfully decorated with echoes of Cornwall at every turn. Three bedrooms accommodate up to six people, including a master with its own en-suite shower room. The raised terrace outside is perfect for laid-back lunches and evening barbeques as you watch the sun set over the ocean, and for evenings when the weather is not so kind, super-fast WiFi and a Smart TV provide ample means of entertainment as you snuggle up together in the comfortable living space.

The property is also dog friendly, which means your furry friend needn’t miss out on all of the amazing walks that lie on Ocean Cove’s doorstep. What’s more, on those days where you don’t feel like embarking beyond the confines of the park, guests here have full use of Ocean Cove’s indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym, open seven days a week. There’s also a yurt located in the cabin’s garden, a lovely spot in which to enjoy some muchneeded quietude.

Nestled between Boscastle and Tintagel, with amenities nearby including restaurants, pubs and a convenience store, Bossiney Cabin could just be the perfect retreat for you and your family this summer!

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IS COMING! The sunshine

With summer approaching, Katy Falconer, Operations Manager at John Bray Cornish Holidays, shares her excitement about the coming months.

Working with the owners of more than 250 north Cornwall holiday homes during the winter months on maintenance and upkeep, Katy explains: “We always love this time of year. With most of the hard work behind us, it can only mean the long-awaited summer season is nearly here!

“For our team who live and work in the region, the busy, fast-paced summer is what it’s all about: seeing happy families arrive in the sunshine, ready for a week of exploring the coastline, dining on an abundance of the finest local seafood, and of course, relaxing in their luxury self-catering accommodation. Our guests are able to experience wonderful holidays, and our owners are pleased to have a wealth of bookings in their diaries. It’s really win-win, as they say!”

Katy explains that at present, many holiday home owners are eager to hear how busy the team expects the 2024 season to be. “We’re delighted to report that indications are promising! Customer demand is high, and at the time of writing, bookings for our spring weeks are either on a par with 2023 levels, or up year on year, with many properties already boasting more than 25 bookings for 2024.”

As a study in success, Katy points us to The Coach House near Padstow, a lovingly

renovated property set within a beautiful garden. “New with us last July, the property went on to achieve 19 bookings by the end of the season, and has already secured an incredible 35 for 2024. Rockhaven Garden is another great example, this time near Rock, which achieved an impressive 40 bookings last year, and which already has an amazing 34 secured for the coming season!” With so much demand for accommodation in this highly sought-after part of Cornwall, says Katy, “we are actively looking to expand our portfolio of self-catering stays.” With more than 50 years’ experience in holiday letting along this beautiful stretch of coastline – encompassing Rock, Padstow, Polzeath, Daymer Bay, Port Isaac and beyond – Katy and the John Bray Cornish Holidays team are proud to support their owners with all aspects of holiday letting. “From bookings and administration, to our full property management and maintenance option, we can do as much or little as required.”


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If you would like a free, no-obligation income appraisal, or would just like some advice, simply contact the John Bray Cornish Hoildays New Property team and they’ll be more than happy to help. Booking stats correct as of 11th March 2024.



Looking forward to Porthleven Food Festival as it kick-starts the festival year in Cornwall on its 15th anniversary.



The popularity and longevity of the Porthleven Food Festival still surprises me, considering how the idea was born. It all started from a conversation I had with a couple of friends, Dai and Hannabeth and my late wife Jane. We were sitting down on a Saturday night at the end of a hard week having a glass of wine or two thinking about how we could increase awareness of local food and suppliers and a way to attract more people to Porthleven. Simply put, that is how the Porthleven Food and Music Festival started. We quickly formed a small committee and, along with an army of local volunteers, the very first festival opened with a small marquee on the harbour head and a full-on gusty south-westerly wind blowing in… and what a success that very first festival was, with about 5000 people turning up for the day. Nowadays, we are getting nearer to 45,000 visitors for the weekend. It is such an

honour to be Patron of the festival and it really has grown into a firm favourite in the Cornish festival calendar.

It now attracts the best chefs from all around the UK and this year we have a fantastic line up of culinary talent to tantalise taste buds and inspire the inner chef in all of us. We have a wide range of chefs from different culinary cultures and I can’t wait to see them entertain us with their own styles. We also have many local talented chefs doing demonstrations alongside Great British Menu stars – there really is something for everyone.

Sadly, Antony Worrall Thompson will be missing this year for the very first time due to family commitments and he will be sorely missed from our entertaining cook-off and, of course, for his humour. But don’t worry, he will be back! This year I will be opening the demonstrations on the Friday with the head chefs from both my restaurants; Ross Sloan

selection of dishes cooked in the Chef's Theatre

from Kota and Marcus Houghton from Kota Kai. I am also looking forward to opening the demonstrations on Saturday as well with my old mate, Tom Brown. Tom has been flying the Cornish flag with his eponymous London restaurants Cornerstone and Pearly Queen and he and I will be rustling up some incredible seafood dishes with cocktails to match from the Bearded Barman himself, Chris Jarrett. I believe this we might just be our best line-up yet!

To celebrate the festival in my restaurants this year, Kota Kai will be holding a grain-versus-grape feast on the Friday. The night will be all about six courses matched with beer and wine. Sharp’s Brewery’s beer sommelier, Ed Hughes will be matching the beers, while Katie Rosser of Enotria Winecellars will match the wines. It’s set to be a very entertaining evening. For the rest of the weekend, we will be cooking small plates matched with beer and wine with DJs playing during the day. There might be even a pop-up Tequila, Mezcal bar if we can finish it on time…

Over at Kota, we will be hosting a champagne and seafood bar, which will run all day, all weekend. There will be dishes provided by both Kota and Great British Menu chefs

allowing people the chance to try high-end small dishes and sample fine wines in a sitdown, relaxed atmosphere, whether that be in the restaurant or in our outdoor seating area (weather permitting!).

Aside from all the chef demonstrations, feasts and stalls, there will be also be the everpopular incredible farmer’s market packed full of amazing ingredients to buy and enjoy at home. Whether it’s from a food or drink producer, there’s always an incredible selection of goodies on offer. As ever, all around the festival there will be different stages hosting fantastic music and DJs all weekend – this year’s line-up looks amazing, with so many great bands I can’t wait to see. I hope you can join us from 26th to 28th April for some Porthleven Food Festival fun.


Harbour Head, Porthleven TR13 9JY

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Chef Rupert Cooper of Philleigh Way Cookery School and Cove Café will be hosting this year’s Feast Nights at Porthleven Food Festival.

After the huge success of last year’s Feast Nights, hosted in the historic waterside Net Loft, they return for 2024 with a delicious four-course feast on the Friday and Saturday night. With a delicious menu created by chef Rupert Cooper, guests can enjoy a festive feast in an atmosphere that brims with rustic charm and some incredible harbour-views. Diners will enjoy their feast at long shared tables, bringing conviviality and shared experience to a menu that boasts locally sourced and seasonal ingredients.

Formerly a professional rugby player, Rupert swapped the field for the kitchen in 2018, from work experience in Michelin star restaurants to taking on a head chef role in a busy French bistro. Following his passion for food, Rupert is head chef and owner of

Philleigh Way, a Cornish cookery school renowned for its authentic and refreshingly unpretentious approach to cooking great food. In May 2023, Rupert took over Cove Café, nestled within the cliffs above Riviere Towans beach in Hayle.

If you’re looking for an immersive foodie experience at this year’s Porthleven Food Festival, which runs from 26th to 28th April 2024, then be sure to book tickets as the feasts sell out quickly. If you can’t make this year’s festival, then we are delighted to showcase the recipe for one of Rupert’s dishes that will be served on the night, for you to prepare and enjoy at home.


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1 Bunch of beetroot

Small bunch purple or black grapes

100g pack of feta cheese,

Small round of goat’s cheese

1 clove garlic

1 tbsp pomegranate molasses

1 tbsp of dukkah

Bread for toasting (a few slices of a small baguette)

1 tbsp balsamic vinegar




1 Preheat the oven to 190°C.

2 Start by peeling and chopping the beets into halves or quarters. Then drizzle with oil, season, and add the herbs to a tray or parcel of tin foil. Roast for 15-20 minutes or until they will take a knife.

3 Put the feta, goat’s cheese and garlic into a food processor with a generous amount of black pepper. Then blitz with a drizzle of olive oil. Taste and season to liking.

4 Toast your bread.

5 Once the beets have cooked, heat a frying pan and add the beets to colour up generously, add the molasses and remove from the heat.

6 Serve the beets hot or cold on a bed of the whipped feta. Drizzle with balsamic and a sprinkling of dukkah.

A great sharing starter!


A YEARto remember

As it approaches its tenth anniversary, The Rising Sun in Truro has plenty planned to make this year one for the ages.

It’s going to be a big year for the team at The Rising Sun in Truro. October will see the team’s ten-year anniversary, and they’ve already started the year with a bang having received the exciting news that they are being included in the top 100 Gastropubs list!

Conceived in 2009 with the purpose of recognising the stars in the gastropubs industry, the list is created by collecting votes from more than 100 key industry professionals. Judges come from leading pub businesses, editors of media brands and food writers from around the UK, and for pubs like The Rising Sun, to be a part of the list is no small achievement.

To celebrate this and the upcoming anniversary, Managing Director Katie Hannon explains: “We are making this our best year yet with lots of fun events throughout the year. We have had an industry event already, a wine-paired lunch with a producer focus, and we have lots more to look forward to, including a champagne dinner at the start of May. This will offer guests a tasting menu paired with one of our favourite champagne houses, Drappier, whose fascinating history dates back hundreds of years. Also with an eye to the future, it was the first carbon neutral champagne house to produce exquisite, sustainable champagne.”

Later in the year, Katie and co will host an intimate and relaxed evening of cigar and rum / whiskey pairings, hosted by the incredibly knowledgeable John Strange. “The evening will be set in our courtyard garden surrounded by candlelight and around our outdoor log burner,” Katie reveals.

There will also be some chilled summer weekly seafood barbeques throughout the warmer months, with acoustic music and DJ beats. These require no bookings, meaning you can just turn up and enjoy the food and ambience. Oh, and if you’re planning on enjoying Cornwall’s festival scene, you’ll find Tom Hannon in action (owner and Chef at The Rising Sun) at Rock Oyster Festival, Falmouth Week and Truro Food and Drink Festival.

Topped off with a big event to celebrate their ten-year anniversary, with details embargoed for now but to be announced soon, 2024 is set to be a big one for Katie, Tom and the team.


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'Rockfall beneath the Blue Cabin' Jenny works in mixed media with acrylic paint on wood board and canvas. Shapes emerge when layers of paint are applied and charcoal, pencil and pastel marks define them. Found objects from the beach and observations of the natural landscape inspire her and prompt ideas for sketches and studies. Jenny’s paintings develop from these and she aims to achieve a personal interpretation, harmonious in composition, colour and pattern which provides an imaginative, interesting, abstracted image with elements of realism. Jenny is a member of Lizard Art Co-Operative at The Stable Yard Gallery. Trelowarren. Her work can be seen at the following exhibitions: The Little Picture Show which runs from 28th March to April 14th and at the Spring Exhibition from 18th April.

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Dreams of a warless world

Natalia Kolpakova is an award-winning graphic artist and designer based in Kyiv, Ukraine, specialising in art and fashion, and founder of Now living in Falmouth, with her 10-year-old daughter under the temporary protection of the Home for Ukraine program, Natalia will be exhibiting her niche collection of limited-edition silk scarves at The Poly, Falmouth from 4th to 13th June. “Unfortunately, much of our current knowledge of Ukraine includes the names of cities and regions that have been bombed and depictions of horrific war crimes. I want to show that beauty, culture and design are also important components of Ukraine and still exist, and that the refugees who live among us are people are very skilled people with real lives,” explains Natalia.

The exhibition project, Warless (which is free to view) reflects Natalia’s hope for Ukraine and her faith in the victory of creation over destruction. Although some of the works for the upcoming exhibition were created before the start of the war, they contain subtle hints, forebodings, and multi-layered responses to the challenges of external circumstances. “I see a future where the Ukrainian people can prosper without the constant threat of war; where development can flourish in all directions, and where Ukraine can be a beacon of hope for the rest of the world. I invite you to join me in celebrating the resilience and strength of the Ukrainian people and supporting their ongoing struggle for peace,” adds Natalia. For more information visit www.thepoly. org or call 01326 319461

An exhibition from Jamie Medlin

A Cornish marine artist specialising in photorealistic oil paintings of Cornwall’s seascapes and yachts, Jamie takes inspiration from nature and the array of stunning views we’re surrounded by in the Duchy. His aim: to produce quality paintings replicating the beauty of these views, capturing the nuances of light and how they’re affected by the weather, time of day and seasons. This combination of factors creates

an infinite possibility of scenes and moods, all of which can be pleasing to the eye for differing reasons, and this is highlighted by the diversity of work within his portfolio.

His exhibition Jamie Medlin - Nuances of Light will be running at Falmouth Art Gallery from 20th April to 29th June.

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Bring the surf into your home

Working with bespoke furniture for over a decade, Michael Jenkin makes anything from fine furniture to custom kitchens and fitted bedrooms. But his real passion lies in surfing, and when he discovered that it was possible to blend that passion with the art of fine furniture making, Bespoke Surf was born.

From mirrors, hangers and picture frames, to tealight holders, shelves and decorative boards, Michael’s work allows you to bring the surf into your home. Creating all of his work from start to finish, he starts with selecting the raw timber, seeing each project through to the application and buffing at the end of the line. He also sources his materials as locally as possible, supporting the Cornish community in doing so. Timbers are often handpicked for their aesthetic qualities, and he uses no dyes, stains or paint in the process. This allows the natural patterns of the wood to really shine, making each of Michael’s pieces one of a kind.

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The Lady Daphne, Charlestown by Paul Clark

The Lady Daphne is a 101-year-old Thames sailing barge moored in the historic harbour at Charlestown and painted beautifully here by Paul Clark. Paul is co-owner of Atishoo Gallery with his partner and fellow artist, Liz Hackney. Open all year round, Atishoo has an eclectic collection of art, ceramics, gifts and homewares, also offering a bespoke picture framing service. Find the gallery in a courtyard opposite Charlestown Chapel, open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm.




Married To The Sea by Sophie Palmer

Sophie Palmer, founder of Floral Waves, creates stunning resin-art pieces and jewellery from her home studio near Perranporth. Taking inspiration from the Atlantic, Sophie’s art captures the colours, motion and sense of the sea. These bespoke rings (pictured) are part of her latest jewellery collection, inspired by the west Pentire coastline and available online now!


‘Old Berty’ by Theo Crutchley-Mack

1020 x 830mm, original oil and reclaimed wood collage

Cornish Art is a contemporary art gallery situated in the heart of Porthleven, showcasing a range of artists such as Paul Evans, Andrew Giddens, Theo Crutchley-Mack and Adrian Brough. With a range of original paintings, ceramics, sculpture and jewellery, the gallery offers a light and spacious atmosphere. Cornish Art, Porthleven is open from 10am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday.


Beach Machine by Joe McDonald

Colour & Space is a bright, welcoming space that champions affordable handmade art and is run by artists who take inspiration from the landscape and wildlife around Cornwall. The current exhibition showcases local artists’ work alongside an array of ceramics, fused glass, handmade jewellery and greeting cards. Visit the gallery in Perranporth or shop online with free UK delivery.

01872 575689



Days End by Vincent Basham

Vincent’s purpose-built studio in Wadebridge is open 10am to 4pm daily, but give him a call to check availability outside of these times. Taking inspiration for his seascape painting from the Cornish coast, Vincent is happy to take on commissions and all original works and Limited Edition Prints can be viewed on the website. His work can also be viewed at his 2024 exhibitions; 3rd to12th May, 27th June to 4th July and 30th September to 10th October, at the Padstow Institute, PL28 8AB.

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Angel on a Wall by John Maltby

Treasures from John Maltby’s Workshop opens at Yew Tree Gallery on 16th April. The exhibition is an opportunity to see a range of work spanning sixty years, recently discovered whilst clearing his workshop after his death. It includes early Leach-inspired pottery, slabware ceramics, figurative sculpture, and his painted wood automata – all previously unseen and all for sale. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10.30am to 5pm, until 15th June.


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Showcasing local artists and art galleries.


Huggy Earrings by Kathleen Ashcroft

Kathleen Ashcroft creates unique jewellery pieces combining both traditional and modern techniques. Her work is informed by architectural shapes and forms and, with sustainability in mind, are created in small batches using recycled precious materials. For those wishing to learn the art of jewellery making for themselves, Kathleen holds day workshops and longer courses at her Market House studio in St Austell.



Looking West by John McKinstry


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Cornish Beach Days By Claire Harris

Situated in St Austell’s historic Market House, Claire draws inspiration from the surrounding coastline and natural beauty for her glass artwork. The texture in her work allows lots of light reflection, which showcases the vibrant colours within the iridescent glass. Her shop also displays many other local artists and makers, from candles and jewellery to original paintings.


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Sea Fever by Nicky May

Home to a collection of contemporary art and crafts, Wave 7 Gallery hosts a stunning array of work by some incredible artists. Perfect for anybody who appreciates art across a variety of mediums, the collections at Wave 7 are constantly evolving, featuring artists from a multitude of disciplines. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm, if you can’t make it in person, why not take the virtual tour available online?


John works from the south Cornish coast in his home studio, surrounded by all the inspiration he needs to produce his original paintings and limited-edition prints. These are all available to buy from John’s website, as well as selected galleries. Alternatively, if you’d like your own piece of calming artwork, John also welcomes commissions so don’t hesitate to get in touch.

07443 603143


Serenity by Emily Penfold

Inspired by the powerful natural force of the sea, Emily Penfold delves beneath the surface to highlight the fragile beauty of our marine life. She is especially fascinated by the hypnotic beauty of jellyfish – a creature that has the power to simultaneously instil wonder and fear. This limited-edition giclée print is taken from an original EP ink painting and comes in two sizes. Each ‘Serenity’ print is hand embellished with 23 carat gold leaf, making them completely unique and helping them to truly bring the magic of the sea into your home. |


Spring Blooms by Jo Crusoe

Jo Crusoe is a multifaceted artist, creating seascapes, beautifully detailed illustrations and sculpture. Her studio is based near Charlestown, close to the coast path and nestled on the edge of woodland full of wildlife. It’s a location that never ceases to inspire her beautifully detailed creations across all disciplines. Visit her website to find out more about upcoming events, exhibitions, galleries and outlets. Private and public commissions welcomed.

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TO RUN A reason

Cornwall Hospice Care’s Falmouth Run once again proves a huge success.

On Sunday 17th March, the 12th annual Falmouth Half Marathon took place. Organised by Cornwall Hospice Care and supported by Falmouth Running Club, it forms part of the Cornwall Glass Road Running Grand Prix Series, and it’s only growing in popularity. In fact, this year’s event sold out for entry tickets!

Starting at 10am, 622 runners embarked on the 13.1 mile route, with Neil Eddy crossing the line first, clocking a time of just over an hour and 15 minutes! “I’ve not run Falmouth before,” says Neil. “It’s a super race and super tough, I don’t think you can get a road race much tougher than that with all the hills. It’s very well organised with fantastic volunteers the whole way around.”

Derek Thomas was another entrant. Using Run Falmouth as a training session for the forthcoming London Marathon, Derek not only ran to raise money for Cornwall Hospice Care, he is also a volunteer trustee for the charity. “The run is good, quite hilly and a bit wet in places!” he explains. As with many of the other runners, Derek is

delighted to be a part of the event and to help support the charity, heralding it for the amazing work it does for the community across the county.

Race Director, Jane Appleton, is delighted with another successful event. “We’ve had another amazing Falmouth Run! The people, the place and the atmosphere have been wonderful, even the sunshine came out for us. I’d like to thank the team at Princess Pavilions, Falmouth Running Club, Devon and Cornwall 4x4, event sponsors The Sapphire Running Zone, Omega Medical, and the army of volunteers, without whom we just couldn’t have this half-marathon.”

With final numbers starting to come in, Jane explains that the total funds raised for Cornwall Hospice Care stand at over £39,744, an amazing figure to help the charity continue its vital work in supporting end of life care for patients and their families in Cornwall.


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Win a sevennight stay at Beachside Holiday Park

Imagine waking up to the sound of the waves from your very own apartment at Beachside Holiday Park, Hayle; a family-friendly park nestled in the dunes just steps from the ocean and boasting a new restaurant and family bar.

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Win two pairs of 2024 Royal Cornwall Show tickets

Taking place on the 6th, 7th and 8th June near Wadebridge, the Royal Cornwall Show is the county's biggest family day out. Each individual ticket gives one adult access for one day, so go as a group of four for a day, or as a couple for two days!

No purchase necessary. Prize draw open to anyone in the UK age 18 years or over excluding employees of Beachside Holiday Park, Royal Cornwall Show, Leven Media Group, and their families, agents and anyone else connected with this promotion. One entry per household.

The prize is non-transferrable and non-exchangeable. No cash alternative available. Winners must be willing to provide their name and country of residence for publicity if required. The promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The winners will be drawn at random after 13th May. The winners will be notified by email within 14 days after the draw closes. Subject to availability. See online for full terms and conditions.

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Kindly sponsored by St Austell Brewery, the special 150th competition will bring a bumper prize selection from businesses across Cornwall. From stays to beverages and art to activities, we're looking to generate up to 150 prizes, all to be won by one lucky reader!

To keep up to date with new prizes as they are added, and to make sure you're one of the first to know when we launch the competition, make sure you subscribe below, and we'll keep you fully informed. Good Luck and thanks for being part of our 150 issues.


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Put your smile in safe hands with the dental professionals at The Treatment Centre, Truro.

Astate of the art, second-generation dental practice focused on providing quality dental care with prevention at its core, the goal at The Treatment Centre is to help clients maintain a healthy smile for life. With that in mind, it’s only natural that the team would offer Invisalign – the world’s leading clear alignment system. Serving as a modern alternative to traditional braces, Invisalign, as the name suggests, is transparent and super subtle. It’s also removable, which makes cleaning your teeth both easy and comfortable, and it works, gradually re-aligning your teeth without the difficulties associated with more traditional braces.

At The Treatment Centre, as part of your Invisalign consultation, the team can provide a digital scan to show you how your teeth would look after treatment. What’s more, aligners are made to order and unique for every patient, and as your teeth move into their new positions, you’ll receive new aligners to ensure the treatment continues to work as effectively. You can regularly check in and send updates with scans from home; Invisalign really is a transformative solution for those who’ve avoided classic metal braces.

Delivered by Principal Dentist, Dr Anna Taylor – a member of the Royal College of Surgeons who has been appointed by Bristol University to be a joint foundation trainer for new dentists. Anna holds a teaching post at Peninsula Dental School and this year obtained her MSc in Restorative Dentistry. She is also an elected member of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly local dental committee. This expertise allows Anna to focus on each patient’s journey, ensuring the right results are achieved, with the added benefit that she is also able to enhance Invisalign treatment with a cosmetic finish. What also sets The Treatment Centre apart is the patient experience and, in particular, how personal it is. The team focus on building relationships with their patients so that they are guided and supported throughout, as Invisalign really is a journey. In short, as an Invisalign patient at The Treatment Centre, you will be in safe hands.


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The Treatment Centre has payment plans available for Invisalign treatments, with 0% finance. Alternatively, if you’re paying in full, you’ll receive a 5% discount on the total price. You’ll also receive a free teeth-whitening treatment worth £270, plus free retainers worth £500.

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Discover tranquillity and natural beauty in this stunning detached house, nestled amidst picturesque landscapes. Enjoy captivating views of St Michaels Mount from your front door, with sunrise and sunset panoramas that are truly magical. Ample parking and enclosed gardens provide space for all, while the patio offers a perfect vantage point. Explore the ‘secret garden’ for a secluded retreat. Inside, four spacious bedrooms await, including a master with en-suite. The living room and separate snug with wood burner offer relaxation and entertainment options. With a flexible layout catering to all needs, this property promises not just a home, but a lifestyle. Experience it for yourself with a video tour on our YouTube channel and website.

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Once three thatched fisherman’s cottages, Quarry Cottage is now a classic Cornish coastal property which is situated in a tucked away location within the village of Portloe on the stunning Roseland Peninsula. The property is beautifully presented throughout. Parking for several cars and a useful studio. Raised rear gardens with a sun terrace enjoy a view of the sea.

To the front of the cottage the glazed entrance porch leads through a stable door into the open plan dual aspect kitchen/dining room with a comprehensive range of base and wall units, breakfast bar and storage cupboard. The atmospheric sitting room has a central Cornish stone fireplace with open grate, windows and stable door to the front and a small paned door leading to the rear patio. The newly appointed bathroom has a contemporary suite with a double ended centre fill, freestanding bath, walk in shower, pedestal wash basin and low level WC. A separate cloakroom completes the ground floor accommodation. Stairs lead to the first floor landing where there are three double bedrooms, the master with sea glimpses, and a family bathroom.

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Once Steve got me back to fitness after having womb cancer and I began to run, breathe and speak at the same time, Cancer Rehab was born...



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A dialogue on mental health and cancer rehabilitation through the eyes of Pants Cancer Charity.

n a world where conversations around mental health and physical well-being are gaining prominence, a recent event at the Mansion House in London, held exclusively for Leaders of Great Britain members, served as a beacon of hope and empowerment. Jeannette Preston, the founder of the Pants Cancer Charity, and Steve Winnan, whose training included studying at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, Westminster as a Cancer Rehab Exercise Specialist, joined forces at the prestigious venue to shed light on the integral connection between mental resilience and physical recovery in the face of cancer.

The occasion was marked by an insightful discussion centered around the theme of ‘mindset’, led by none other than Jonny Wilkinson, the renowned rugby legend turned mental health advocate. Wilkinson’s own journey of overcoming personal challenges resonated deeply with the audience, offering a profound perspective on the power of mindset in navigating life's hurdles.

For Jeannette and Steve, the intersection of mental health and cancer rehabilitation holds a special significance. Their respective experiences in supporting individuals affected by cancer have highlighted the critical role played by a positive mindset in the healing process. Beyond the physical rigours of treatment, the emotional toll of a cancer diagnosis can often be overwhelming. However, as Jeannette and Steve emphasised, cultivating a resilient mindset can serve as a formidable ally in overcoming adversity.

Jeannette’s vision in founding the Pants Cancer Charity stems from her own experience overcoming cancer and her unwavering commitment to providing holistic support to

cancer patients and survivors. “Once Steve got me back to fitness after having womb cancer and I began to run, breathe and speak at the same time, Cancer Rehab was born,” explains Jeannette. By addressing not only the physical aspects of the disease but also the psychological and emotional dimensions, Jeannette and her team are paving the way for a more comprehensive approach to cancer care. Similarly, Steve’s expertise as a Cancer Rehabilitation Exercise Specialist underscores the importance of integrating physical activity into the recovery journey. Through tailored exercise programs and personalised support, Steve empowers individuals to regain strength, mobility, and confidence following cancer treatment. Together, Jeannette’s and Steve’s presence at the Mindset event symbolised a unified effort to foster a culture of resilience and empowerment within the cancer community. By sharing their insights and experiences, they offered a beacon of hope to those grappling with the dual challenges of cancer and mental health. As the dialogue on mental health continues to evolve, events like this serve as catalysts for change, breaking down stigma and fostering a more inclusive and supportive society. Through collaboration, education, and advocacy, we can build a future where mental health is recognised as an integral component of overall well-being, and where individuals facing cancer are empowered to embrace life with courage and resilience.


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