Uncovering Trengwainton's heritage

Detail of archive map of Trengwainton Garden, Cornwall

The Trengwainton heritage project was a three year project that explored and celebrated the hidden histories of the people and plants connected with Trengwainton, as well as the place itself.

The person behind the project

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

She worked with volunteers, schools and local community groups from November 2015 to interpret the history of Trengwainton and its horticultural story.

How the community are involved

Barbara put on workshops in the garden as well as exhibitions and talks at places such as Newlyn Gallery and Penlee Gallery. She created a programme for schools and several came into the garden at different times of the year.

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

At the end of the project

Barbara produced a book and film 'Home of Springs' which toured local community halls.

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