We are extremely fortunate to be able to hold the 2024 Cornwall AGM at Trewidden, Bolitho Estates. The AGM is generously supported by our partners Coodes Solicitors and Cornish Lithium.
11.00am Registration, tea and coffee
11.50am CLA President Victoria Vyvyan & CLA Vice President Joe Evans
12.45am Welcome to Bolitho Estates by Edward Bolitho
1.00pm Two Course Buffet Lunch
2.15pm Tour of Trewidden Gardens and Art Studios
4.15pm Depart The Bolitho family moved down from near Penryn to West Penwith in the late eighteenth century, to pursue their trading and entrepreneurial businesses. They based themselves at Chyandour on the edge of Penzance, from where the Estates are still run.
The Bolitho Estates now consist of land and property, principally around Penzance. The land rises from sea level to around 600 feet and varies from high quality agricultural land on the ‘Golden Mile’ east of Penzance, growing bulbs and vegetables, through good grassland used mainly for dairy and beef farming to areas of wild moorland rich in wildlife. Residential properties are rented to local people on long term leases, while many old farm buildings have been converted into a large number of small workshops, studios and offices for local businesses.
The two principal houses on the estates are at Trewidden and Trengwainton. Trewidden is now owned by Alverne Bolitho and is currently holiday let when the family are not living there, while the Gardens are open to the public. Lt Col Sir Edward Bolitho gave Trengwainton Gardens and House to the National Trust in 1961. His grandson, Edward, now lives there with his family and is involved with the Trust in running the place.
IMPORTANT- The AGM and lunch will be held in a marquee, please dress according to the weather.
Signposted from the A30 Lands End Road, two miles West of Penzance at Buryas Bridge. Sat Nav. TR19 6AU
Disabled parking is available for those with impaired mobility. The garden entrance is gravelled and sloping, before levelling out to a pathway. About half of the pathways in the garden are accessible to electric wheelchairs. Manual wheelchairs are not advisable due to the pathways being topped with gravel.