On a windy November day Cornwall Archaeology Unit ran a fascinating workshop for our group and we were also joined by the Trengwainton garden staff and volunteers.
Madron Carn, also known as Trengwainton Carn, is part of the Bolitho Estate and is a stones throw from Trengwainton garden. In 2009 a four year project started to manage infected Rhododendrons which had taken over the Carn. Rhododendrons were cut and burned to eradicate the problem, thereby enabling heathland plants to grow again.
The clearance also opened up an opportunity to record the incredible archaeology of the site. Anna Lawson-Jones of Cornwall Archaeology Unit managed the clearance and on our archaeology day we were able to learn from her about this massive undertaking and what the clearance uncovered.
In the afternoon we were joined by Anna's colleague, Adam Sharpe, who further explained, from the point of view of an archaeologist, how Trengwainton garden sits within it's wider Penwith landscape. We also walked around Trengwainton with Adam and discussed certain aspects of the garden.
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