THE GREAT GARDENS OF CORNWALL EXHIBITION TAKES PLACE AT LEMON STREET MARKET IN TRURO BETWEEN TUESDAY 13 AND TUESDAY 20 JUNE 2023. THERE’S ALSO A CHARITY AUCTION IN AID OF THE CORNWALL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION…
Cornwall is packed to the rafters with incredible gardens. So why not celebrate this wealth of curated greenery in June 2023 during a weeklong exhibition and charity auction at Lemon Street Market in Truro? Prepare to toast The Great Gardens of Cornwall in 2023!
The Great Gardens of Cornwall covers 13 of the best-known, biggest and most important gardens in the Duchy, namely: Antony Woodland Gardens, Bonython Estate Gardens, Caerhays Castle Spring Gardens, the Eden Project, Lamorran Gardens, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Trebah Garden, Tregothnan, Tregrehan Garden, Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Tresco Abbey Garden, Trewidden and Trewithen.
The team behind The Great Gardens of Cornwall is collaborating with a collection of local artists in a bid to raise money for the Cornwall Community Foundation charity, which provides financial and non-financial support for an array of community projects in the Duchy. The team has arranged for nine talented artists to each base themselves at one of the ‘great gardens’ ‘to draw inspiration and create a visual representation of what spring means to them’.
Once the artists have created their representations of their chosen garden, all of the works will be collected up and exhibited over a week at the Lemon Street Market venue in the heart of Truro. The exhibition will open on Tuesday 13 June 2023 and will run until the following Tuesday, 20 June. An auction of the works takes place on the final Tuesday to raise cash for the foundation.
Each artist will use their own specific styles to bring the special gardens to life on the canvas. The nine artists are Lizzie Black, Andrew Tozer, Rob Rimmington, Nicky Walker, Mary Jago, Kate Cambridge, Lorna Tremayne, Susan Nathan and Carol O’Toole. With the money that the Cornwall Community Foundation receives, small grants are awarded to grassroots volunteer-led organisations who are ‘making a positive impact in their area’, so this is a worthy cause for sure.
Watch this space for exhibition and auction times and details as they are revealed. But make sure you set aside some time in your diary to marvel at artistic representations of some of Cornwall’s greatest gardens by some of Cornwall’s greatest talents.