Christmas Opening HoursDecember 21, 2011
Please note, we will be open as normal over the Christmas and New Year period (9am-5pm Mon-Fri and 10.30am-4.30pm Sun) except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day when we will be closed.
All online/phone/email orders placed from 20th December 2011 may be delayed over the Christmas and New Year period due to a limited courier service, so we ask you to please be patient and bear with us until the 3rd January 2012 when a normal delivery service will resume.
We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Trevena Cross Attracts New Wildlife!December 16, 2011
Trevena Cross Owner Graham has created a new pond and wildlife area at the top of the nursery where he lives – away from the hustle and bustle of the garden centre and areas open to the public.
Keen on natural environmental management of the garden landscape, and on taking full advantage of the wonderful ecosystems we are surrounded by, Graham has decided to help create the desired living conditions for a range of garden helpers, by making some subtle and fairly straightforward changes to the landscape.
For one, he has installed new bat boxes to provide valuable roosting sites for these fascinating creatures, where they don’t currently exist. Bats, which can prey entirely on insects (and lots of them!) are important members of the food chain and an important source of pest control – eliminating the need for chemical pesticides.
Of course our garden insects are very important too – as vital cross pollinators for a range of flowering plants, and Graham has helped create insect habitats too, by simply stacking big hollow canes – incredibly basic, but very inviting, to a range of insects.
A wildlife area wouldn’t be complete without a water feature, and perhaps Graham’s biggest addition, is a wildlife pond, built with shallow sloping sides to ensure any small animals, such as hedgehogs, can crawl out and won’t get trapped. Next to the pond, which will attract the insects, bats, and a range of other wildlife, is a stack of logs – a great place for slug-loving frogs to lurk and find their prey.
Basic changes in the garden, that consider our garden wildlife as well as aesthetics, can create the most interesting and lowest maintenance spaces.
Why not give it a go? – Make just one or two changes in your garden to encourage more wildlife, and let nature get on with it… Let it do what it does best!
We are 35 years old!December 5, 2011
As 2011 draws to a close, Trevena Cross Nurseries marks 35 years of business.
The business has undergone impressive growth over the years, despite experiencing its fair share of challenges, including severe storms, several recessions, and more recently, snowy winters. From just a field of growing cabbages, sold at Helston market, the business has evolved, and today spans more than 35 acres of land, comprised of a 32 acre working nursery and a three acre garden centre, which sells its wonderful site grown plants.
Owner Graham comments on the milestone:
“The retail world is very different from how it was a few decades ago, but we continue to be driven by the same values, and our ability to make a difference to our customers, who share our passion for horticulture.
“I didn’t imagine we’d be where we are today, upon starting the business with my late father in 1976, but I’m pleased to have grown and sustained the business, and to have come through some pretty challenging but also exciting times. Long may it continue!
Welcome to our new website!December 5, 2011
It has been a long time coming but we are thrilled to have finally done it – we have created a brand new website that represents who we are and what we’re all about!
With the help of two local Cornish businesses, Ki Design (web designer) and Redfuse (web developer), we have reached the climax of months of hard work to make the website a reality and finally give our visitors an online experience that they will hopefully enjoy and learn from.
Trevena Cross Nurseries Owner Graham comments:
“We are delighted with how the website has turned out and are very grateful to Ki Design and Redfuse for turning our vision into a reality. At a time when the retail world is struggling, we are fortunate to be able to introduce a tool like this that can help us grow our business with an accurate portrayal of who we are and how we can serve our customers.
“We look forward to adding to the site and getting it into a position we’re really happy with over the next couple of months before the pre-spring rush, a time when we expect its purpose to be truly realised.
Two points the business are really hoping to convey through the new site are the huge diversity of plants available, and the extensive horticultural knowledge of the Trevena Cross team. In addition, the insight into what’s going on ‘behind the scenes’ should be invaluable in reaching the majority who up until now haven’t appreciated the nursery/growing side of the business – but rather, have seen the business as just another garden centre.