Gardeners House, Morrab Botanical Gardens, Penzance
The Morrab Botanical Gardens are a world famous, sub tropical garden and home to the rare and remarkable Morrab Library. Nestled in the grounds sits a partially-derelict, former stables building...
In November 2017 The Hypatia Trust secured £70,000 of seed funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and is working together with The Friends of Morrab Gardens and the Pengarth Day Centre to revitalize the stables that will become The Gardeners House - a new learning centre for botanical and horticultural projects, a natural history reading room, lecture hall, an open air laboratory for ‘citizen science’ and communal activity spaces.
The Gardeners House will provide educational and training opportunities and house the Hypatia Natural History collection – a special collection and women’s archive – books, papers and ephemera showing the engagement of women in recording the botanical, horticultural, photographic and artistic nature of the Cornish landscape. It will create a warm and welcoming space for clients of the Pengarth Day Centre and benefit the Penzance and Cornish communities as well as its wider botanical and horticultural national and international visitors.
We’ve leapt over the first hurdle and now we need your help. For phase two of this community project we need to raise £100,000
Please support Gardeners House by donating as much as you can!
The derelict stables as they are now (pictured above) and an artists impression of Gardeners House after the renovations are completed (below).