In June, our gardener Sam and his girlfriend Fi will be walking the Cornwall section of the South West Coast Path to raise funds and awareness for two amazing charities. The couple have planned the event in aid of Cornwall Mind and Ataxia Uk and are currently busy fundraising and training for the taskof carrying their backpacks with all their camping gear and provisions for three weeks around the 293 mile route.
For Cornwall Mind And Ataxia Uk
Having recently lost a dear friend to mental health challenges the couple wanted to raise awareness for the role which charities like Cornwall Mind can have in helping support people through tough moments in their lives. The other charity they are championing is Ataxia Uk. Ataxia is a rare neurological disorder which Fi’s father is currently battling with and the charity have been instrumental in providing knowledge and support during this process.
We’re looking forward to watching Sam and Fi’s progress with the challenge as the pair make their way from Pymouth to just above Bude and we’ve invited them to stop by for a drinks break to recharge on our terrace when they get to Padstow!
Getting The Golf Gardens Ready
In preparation for leaving our golf gardens to fend for themselves while he’s away, Sam’s been busy getting everything into shape. Coming out of the wilder winter months, there’s always a lot to do to get the course back up to scratch but the recent spell of sunshine has given us the perfect chance. It’s also coaxed our Banana Plants to come out of hibernation and our New Zealand Tree Ferns have been unwrapped and are starting to unfurl their new fronds. Most spectacular of all, this spring, are the huge flowers our Beschorneria Yuccoides are throwing up. Striking pink stalks are heading skyward with the promise of a dazzling burst of colour to come any moment now!
We’ll keep you posted with news of the charity walk and the gardens over the next few weeks but if you’d like to find out more about the challenge, the charities or how to donate, you can visit the event webpage.