Cornwall's Living Landscape

The mythology, history and environmental aspects of Cornwall’s rich landscape embracing the inspiring stories of the many locally led initiatives.


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An edible forest garden on reclaimed sand dunes at Phillack

Cornwall brings both challenges and opportunities when creating a garden.  As a result some of the UK’s most inspiring and adventurous gardens can be found here, often in the most unlikely situations such as on the cliffs at the Minnack Theatre at Porthcurno and on St Michael’s Mount off Marazion.

View of the forest garden in 2010

FG Hayle after

But most surprisingly of all perhaps is to find an edible forest garden planted on reclaimed sand dunes. Continue reading

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Sue Sayer and the Cornwall Seal Group

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Sue Sayer on the left, with fellow CSG Steering Committee members Kate Hockley, Dan Jarvis ably assisted by Bentley the dog

How it all started

Combine a vibrant personality with an intelligence fuelled by a passion for seals and you have Sue Sayer.

This love affair started in the year 2000 following a visit to a local seal spot, the acquisition of a pair of binoculars and the discovery, when climbing with her partner at Gwennap, that seals come out of the water and so can be fully observed. Continue reading


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Unique woodland habitat saved.

bundle of boys

During my short time in Cornwall I have become increasingly aware that in this narrow land mass reside some remarkable people who achieve extraordinary outcomes.

The first such person I would like to introduce you to is Pip Richards pictured below with her grandchildren in Crenver Grove. Continue reading