Mount Edgcumbe Park will be closed on 21 October due to forecast high winds

Due to the forecast high winds the Park will be closed on Saturday 21 October.

The Curry Lunch on 22 October has been postponed to the 5 November

Due to the weather forcast for this weekend the CURRY LUNCH has been POSTPONED and will now take place on Sunday 5 November. It will be assumed that everyone who has booked is still able to come on the new date but if you are unable to please telephone 01752 829 430 or email events@friends-of-mount-edgcumbe.org.uk requesting return of cheque.

Looking for something different to do on Sunday 26 November?

Mount Edgcumbe Country Park has been approached by a member of the Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) team in Plymouth seeking volunteers to take part in an exercise to practice evacuating personnel from beaches at a number of locations around Plymouth; one of the locations selected by FOST’s team is Mount Edgcumbe. As a result, David Marshall (Mount Edgcumbe Business Development Manager) has requested the assistance of the FoMECP to see if any of our members would be willing to take part in the exercise.
We have been informed that the evacuation exercise will take place on Sunday 26 November 2017 commencing at 9am from a number of locations around Plymouth. The FOST team have indicated that they are looking for up to 100 volunteers to board landing craft via a ramp on a beach at Mount Edgcumbe (no specific location given at this time) and then, seated on benches, transported to HMS Albion somewhere off Plymouth. When the landing craft arrives at HMS Albion, the craft and occupants will be winched on board, where volunteers will be fed (nothing specified as to what that will be) and given a tour of the ship before being returned to Mt Edgcumbe, by landing craft, at approximately 2 pm. We have thus far not been given any advice regarding restrictions to participate due to mobility issues, but we believe this exercise would not suit anyone who requires a wheelchair.
If having read the above and you would like to volunteer to take part in the evacuation exercise, Please email ged.edgcumbe@gmail.com  by 17 October

Thinking of joining the Friends?

If you are not already a member and thinking of joining the Friends – now’s a great time to do so.

Anyone joining between 1st October and 31st December 2017 also gets their 2018 membership included in the price. For information on how to join the the Friends and details of benefits please click here.

October 2017 - Opening times for Mount Edgcumbe House & The Earl's Garden

Mount Edgcumbe House and the Earl’s Garden will be open on Sunday 1st & 8th October and every day during the Half Term holiday (21st-29th October) 11 am to 4.30 pm (last admission at 4 pm).

For further details please visit http://www.mountedgcumbe.gov.uk/2017-house-earls-garden/

 

Countryfile 7pm on Sunday 10 September 2017

Mount Edgcumbe featured on Countryfile on the 10th Sepetember. Lee Stenning, Head Gardener, was interviewed about the Black Bee Reserve and we were treated to some lovely views of the park.

Garden Trust Visit to Mount Edgcumbe - 1 September 2017

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The Garden Trust visited Mount Edgcumbe in glorious sunshine on Friday 1 September 2017 as part of their Annual Conference. 120 Garden Trust members took part in tours led by Park Staff and supported by volunteers from The Friends.

Park Manager’s Report – August 2017

a) Thanks to all volunteers who helped in any way with the Classic Car Show and Summer Fair, which had been most successful.
b) Further thanks to those who helped at the recent Best of British event run by Miss Ivy.  Her next event will be the Dog Show.
c) The French Garden fountain is now up and running.
d) Bookings for the cottages and shepherd’s huts are building up well.
e) The new website and wifi are working well.
f) The National Fireworks Championship takes place this week on 9/10 August.

Park Manager’s Report – June 2017

It’s full steam ahead here at the Park at the moment, and I choose that phrase with some deliberation… I will explain later. We have had a large capital investment that will allow us to develop revenue streams, which will help put the Park on a more secure financial footing for the future. This inevitably will mean a sharper commercial focus for the Park but don’t worry: we are all aware of stunning place which we are here to protect.

Over the coming months we will be developing our holiday let portfolio with the addition of two new holiday lets at Yew Tree Cottage next to Horseshoe Cottage and also the development of our cliff top property, Captain Blake’s Hut at Polhawn Fort. Captain Blake’s Hut must have some of the best views in Cornwall.

Nearer to home we are excitedly awaiting the arrival of our Shepherd’s Huts from the world renowned craftsmen at Plankbridge of Dorset. These will be located near the cricket pitch and will provide an upmarket glamping experience.

May is indeed a busy month which also sees the launch of our new web site at www.mountedgcumbe.gov.uk. This will be our major marketing tool and has been built with cooperation from our commercial partners, all aimed at providing a first class day out for all the family at Mount Edgcumbe.

Which brings me back to full steam ahead…. and the arrival of our miniature railway at the Artists’ Platz! If you would like to volunteer as engine driver (every schoolboy’s dream after all) then please contact Marie-Claire at the House.

Chris Burton

 

Park Manager's Report - September 2016

  • Work has finished on the HLS folly sites throughout the park, apart from the old deer wall in the amphitheatre.
  • The knot garden is now complete. A final payment of £3148 from the Friends will be much appreciated.
  • The Ranger team will be working flat out with Stewardship fencing for the rest of October. After the fencing the next priority is the Tree Safety Plan and the backlog of tree safety work.
  • The House will now be open at weekends throughout the winter working on a guided tour basis. Any volunteer stewards would be most welcome.
  • A parking bollard will be installed at Cremyll gate in November.
  • Work on railings on the Zig Zags is in the work diary for November.
  • Bob is carrying on with signage around the park. His next bit of work will be beside the Barrow Centre.
  • There are now three hives of Cornish black bees in the English Garden.
  • Summer bedding has been removed.
  • Last of the summer mowing and flail work has been completed.
  • I have asked the Land Rover Discovery club to donate to the Friends and we now have volunteers to man the Maker Gate on 15 October
  • A Rosamund Pilcher film crew will be in the House on 5/6/7 October