A participatory heritage arts project

Home of Springs, Trengwainton

by Barbara Santi

Exploring the stories of Trengwainton Garden past and present, this participatory project weaved together history and creativity, heritage and digital technology to celebrate horticulture and the Cornish environment.

From the prehistoric landscape that surrounds Trengwainton to the Victorian plant hunters and their exotic specimens to the current National Trust ownership of the approx. 25-acre garden, the project worked with volunteers, artists and specialists in their field to create an exhibition at The Exchange Gallery (2018), a book, creative documentary film toured across Cornwall / Devon.

Funded by Heritage Lottery, The Tanner Trust, Awards for All and the National Trust.