As the busiest time of the year approaches for Trevena Cross Nurseries, and the team anticipates a real spring buzz, the garden centre looks forward to seeing who might walk through the door in 2012. In its 35 year history at its retail site in Breage, the garden centre has served some interesting and high profile clientele, from Royal Gardens, to British lyricists and authors; film companies, to the British Museum.
Only last month, it had a visit from the film company shooting film drama ‘Summer in February’ just down the road, for which it sold and hired out a range of plants; and last year it supplied plants, including tree ferns, for one of the gardens featured in ITV series ‘Love your Garden’ hosted by gardening gurus Alan Titchmarsh and Cornwall local Matt James.
Nursery and garden centre owner Graham comments:
“It’s always interesting to see where our next customer comes from. Over the years we have supplied plants nationally and internationally, and have had some really unexpected enquiries from the most unexpected places. It’s really great that our beautiful county, out on the far west tip of the UK can actually find itself at the centre of some high profile business dealings!”
As well as television and film interest, the garden centre has received royal requests, supplying plants to Highgrove House and Gardens, and The Savill Garden at Windsor Great Park. It has also had regular dealings with many National Trust and Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) gardens, well known Cornish gardens and Tresco Abbey Garden in the Isles of Scilly.
“Whilst parks and gardens are perhaps our more obvious business customers, it seems there is no limit to where plants are required, with local and national zoos, councils, museums and colleges, to name a few, also taking plants off our hands in the past. We are thrilled to be able to serve a huge range of customers from a variety of places; with each as important to us as the next, whether they are a Helston local requiring plants for their courtyard garden or a large business looking for a complete makeover.”
For more information about Trevena Cross and its upcoming spring stock visit www.trevenacross.co.uk or call 01736 763880.