Uncovering Trengwainton's heritage

Detail of archive map of Trengwainton Garden, Cornwall

The Trengwainton heritage project is a three year project that’s exploring and celebrating the hidden histories of the people and plants connected with Trengwainton, as well as the place itself.

The person behind the project

The project’s being led by Barbara Santi of the award-winning Community Interest Company, awen productions.

She’s been working with volunteers, schools and local community groups since November 2015 to interpret the history of Trengwainton and its horticultural story.

How the community are involved

Barbara’s been busy putting on workshops in the garden as well as exhibitions and talks at places such as Newlyn Gallery and Penlee Gallery (links?). She’s created a programme for schools and several have come into the garden at different times of the year.

She’s also been gathering the oral histories of people who’ve lived, worked and played in the garden or their ancestors before them.

At the end of the project

By the end of the third year of the project Barbara hopes to have a touring exhibition of the information gathered, including photographs, archive materials, artefacts, digital films and audio pieces.

Plans are also in place for an interactive documentary (web doc), a book and possibly an app.

To get involved

If you’d like to find out more about the project, get involved or tell us about your connection with Trengwainton, visit the Trengwainton Heritage Project’s own website.