Our estate hasn’t always been home to the premium hotel and spa you now see today. When planting began on the estate in the 19th century there were big plans for this place. Unfortunately the estate fell into disuse during the 20th century. It was during this time that the wildlife found a new habitat and many of the species you see around our woodland today came into the estate.
Preserving this wildlife and their habitat has been a top priority for us throughout the building and expansion of the hotel and moving forward our focus it to continue to manage the grounds for the enjoyment of both visitors and the little critters that reside throughout the estate.
Finding the right balance hasn’t been easy. At the moment we are carrying out trials of various plants to grow and keeping our fingers crossed that they are among the small group of plants that rabbits don’t like!
This year we have begun growing some vegetables and herbs for our chefs to use in The Cornwall kitchen. Sustainability is at the heart of what we do so we sourced a supplier of organic seeds and grow our produce using organic peat-free composts, additives and soil improvers.
Thank you very much for all of your kind comments. We are glad that you both appreciate and support what we are doing to preserve our unique sense of place on The Cornwall Estate.
Kevin, the gardener.