Tehidy is in for a Special Eco Award
Tehidy is in for a Special Eco Award for it’ wild flower and orchard area. After six years of careful management the area is developing well and what was one just a grass bank now contains over 30 species of wild flowers. We are planning to introduce some species of wild flower that are semi parasitic on grass roots and weaken them which helps wild flowers establish. This is a slow process but will help create a wonderful natural area. Who doesn’t just love a wild flower orchard? It takes time to reduce the soil fertility, by removing cuttings after it’s seasonal mowing, otherwise grass will win out and keep wildflowers from establishing. Our David Bellamy Award assessor has recommended us for this special award for the long term efforts and results that are coming out of it. We see it as wonderful that nature and tourism can work side by side.