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A visit to the Chantry Garden

Posted by on May 2, 2012 in Architecture - 2 Comments

When  Haley moved into the Chantry flat in August 2009 , she could see a garden becoming established .   The land owned by the Chapter of Truro Cathedral had seriously been overgrown for many years, and she saw that the area had potential. So we started in January 2010 clearing in front of The Chantry to begin with using gravel for a footpath, and then to the right inside the railings underneath the tree,we managed to clear all the vegetation,and we used recycled wood to form bedding areas .

  Due to lack of sunlight,we could not grow home grown vegetables, so we set about buying bedding plants  and perennials to beautify the area .  Obviously, we have had a lot of people walking past enjoying our garden,and encouraging us with our hard work .  The main aim was to improve the area ready for the Cornwall Inspire Project costing two million pounds transforming the Cathedral Green

We were entered into the competition by  Richard Budge,and had received the silver award, Level 4 , Thriving.

Robert Preston







  1. Peter Sharp
    Posted May 14, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    The Chantry garden is a great improvement to the environment close to the Cathedral. It is clear to see that a great deal of hard work and planning has gone into the project. In time it will get even better, and I can’t wait to see this. Well done Haley!!

  2. Caroline arbon
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    The garden looks great and should be a great inspiration for other patches of land surrounding the cathedral.

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