Signs of Spring are with us at The Meadows

March 3, 2013 9:48 am Published by Comments Off on Signs of Spring are with us at The Meadows

Cornish pasty championship at EdenWe have been getting out and about looking for signs that Spring is well and truly on its way.

At Heligan Gardens early blooms have been the talk of the estate recently. Rhododendrons, snowdrops, camelias and daffs have all added colour to the gardens. Heligan Gardens are wonderful to visit at any time of the year.

On our Sunday off we went out walking with Camp Dog Harvey around the beautiful Caerhays Estate. The wonderful magnolia collection there was full of colour. We also saw periwinkles, red campion, snowdrops, daffodils, primroses, crocuses and new buds forming on the hydrangeas. Hellibores are also now having their final fling.

At the Eden Project, near to St Austell Spring talk is more along the lines of “Pasties” than “Pansies”. The World Pasty Championship 2013 has just taken place. You might be interested to note the following “pasty” facts:-

1. Cornwall produces around 170 million pasties per year. 120 million of these are the traditional variety.

2. Over 2000 people are directly employed in pasty production in Cornwall. If you take the whole supply chain in to account this rises to 13000 people.

3. Cornwall’s pasty producing business turnover is nearly 300 million per year.

4. At least £15 million is paid to Cornish farmers for the locally sourced pasty ingredients.

5. Pasty producers reinvest an estimated £70 million back in to the local economy.

We are very well placed here at The Meadows caravan and camping park in the Pentewan Valley for visiting the above attractions of Caerhays, Eden Project and Heligan Gardens. In the summer months these places will all be at their finest. At The Meadows touring park in the Pentewan Valley we cater for caravans, motor homes and tents.  You may prefer to book in advance, and if so please enquire here, or telephone Lynn or John on 01726 844383/07712599745. Advance bookings are not always required and you can just “turn up” and where possible we will find you a pitch.