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The Garden of St Erth

Attractions, Parks and gardens
St Erth
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You don't have to visit in springtime to enjoy the Gardens of St Erth. Originally owned by Diggers Club founder Clive Blazey, the gardens were given over to the Diggers Club Environment and Heritage Trust in 2011. Since then they've become a popular open garden for their tranquil surrounds and almost year-round attractions. In spring you can witness all the bulbs blooming, in summer there's the flower borders and in autumn the earthy foliage.

Once you've had your fill of the gardens you can stop by at their café Fork to Fork for a bite to eat. They offer a seasonal menu using mostly local ingredients (some from the St Erth gardens of course) and offer dishes like Tunisian lentil and tomato soup, warm vegetable platters with labne, hummus and chevrè and orange and almond cake.

Before you leave make sure to drop into the Diggers Club shop to stock up on seeds, plants and gardening tools. 


Venue name: The Garden of St Erth
Address: 189 Simmons Reef Rd
Opening hours: Daily 9am-5pm
Price: Free-$10
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