The Gardeners’ House, Penzance

The stable block before the start of the project.

Penzance’s Hypatia Trust is currently at work on the Gardeners’ House Project, a new botanical learning centre in the stunning Morrab Gardens in the heart of Penzance.

Together with The Friends of Morrab Gardens and the Pengarth Day Centre, they are raising funds (and awareness) to revitalize the old, and partially derelict, stables block in the beautiful Morrab Gardens to create The Gardeners’ House.

The Gardeners House will be a new home for horticultural projects in Cornwall. It will house the Hypatia Trust’s local Natural History Archive Collection in the newly created Reading Room, and will also have a Lecture Hall, an Open-Air Laboratory for ‘citizen science’ and Communal Activity Spaces for local organisations, as well as upgraded facilities for the gardens volunteer group, the Friends of Morrab Garden, and the Head Gardener.

You can read about the history of the Gardeners’ House and more about the project here.

Or watch this brief video about the project:

The group is looking for donations to go towards creating this new and exciting community space, which in turn will support the local and wider communities of Cornwall, whilst ensuring the preservation of this historic building and the beautiful gardens in which it stands.

To make a donation, you can:

  • Make a donation online by clicking here
  • Send a cheque to: Hypatia Trust, Trevelyan House, 16 Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 4AW
  • Come to one of the fundraising events (find out when our next one will be on the project’s News Page)
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