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Hidden Valley Gardens shortlisted for Cornwall Tourism Award

Monday 24th October 2011

Hidden Valley Gardens have for the second year running been short-listed and placed in the top three finalists of the "Small Visitor Attraction" category in the 2011 Cornwall Tourism Awards, and nominated for the South West Regional Excellence Awards. The final results are to be announced at the "Grand Tourism Awards Dinner" on 9th November at St Mellion International Hotel and Country Club.

The Grand Awards Dinner will take place on Wednesday 9th November at the St Mellion International Resort, when the winners will be announced and crowned category champions. The awards will be presented by TV star Sue Perkins who will present the Gold, Silver and Bronze trophies to winners across 13 categories, along with several ‘special’ awards. Until then finalists will have to wait in suspense to find out what award they have won. Chris Pomfret, Chair of the Awards Panel, says: “I was delighted to be asked to chair this year’s panel for an industry that is right at the heart of Cornwall ’s economy. Part of the pleasure came from hearing about excellence in so many parts of the industry, sometimes from businesses I have known of for years, but also from new entrants to the sector. Many congratulations to them all.”

The shortlist for an award in our category are:

SMALL VISITOR ATTRACTION OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Francis Clark with Winter Rule

  • Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen
  • Hidden Valley Gardens, Par
  • Penlee House, Penzance
  • Port Eliot Estate, St Germans 

There are 4 finalists listed as there are joint Bronze winners.

Hidden Valley Gardens is an intimate 3 acre award-winning cottage style garden and specialist plant nursery nestled in a secluded hidden valley in Cornwall near Lostwithiel. There are 26 identified beds and borders that are full of colour from early season to late autumn. It is a wonderfully peaceful place to sit and dream amongst the borders/beds set with herbaceous perennials, shrubs and grasses, and collections of Crocosmia, Agapanthus and Dahlias. There is a pond area with wildlife and bog planting, and a shady Fernery, also Japanese and Mediterranean areas and Iris Bed. You can make your own refreshments in the Tea Hut and sample the homemade cakes, also buy plants at the plant nursery. Dogs on leads welcome. Open March to October (except Tues and Weds) from 10 to 6.  Entry is just £3.00 with free entry (and Garden Quiz) for children and free access to the plant nursery/tea hut. Self-catering accommodation is available. See www.hiddenvalleygardens.co.uk for more details.

An intimate 3 acre award-winning cottage style garden and specialist plant nursery nestled in a secluded hidden valley in Cornwall. There are 26 identified beds and borders that are full of colour from early season to late autumn. It is a wonderfully peaceful place to sit and dream amongst the borders/beds set with herbaceous perennials, shrubs and grasses, and collections of Crocosmia, Agapanthus and Dahlias. There is a pond area with wildlife and bog planting, and a shady Fernery, also Japanese and Mediterranean areas and Iris Bed. You can make your own refreshments in the Tea Hut and sample the homemade cakes, also buy plants at the plant nursery. Dogs on leads welcome. Open March to October (except Tues and Weds) from 10 to 6.  Entry is just £3.00 with free entry (and Garden Quiz) for children and free access to the plant nursery/tea hut.

See www.hiddenvalleygardens.co.uk

Self-catering accommodation is available.

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