A New Garden for the Hendra Parc Community


We are proud to have supported the residents of Hendra Parc, Liskeard, to develop a new community garden.

Hendra Parc is a supported living scheme in Liskeard that caters for adults of various ages with learning disabilities. The new garden has provided Hendra’s residents with new raised flower beds, garden furniture and a variety of gardening tools to use. Fruit trees, pumpkins, beetroot, lettuce, spinach, turnip, parsley and strawberries are just some of the items planted in the delightful new garden.

Cormac donated an assortment of fruit trees and pollinator friendly plants to the project, which supports Cornwall Council’s environmental growth strategy.

Cornwall College also provided 10 weeks of gardening lessons for the residents. The sessions helped to promote healthy eating and allowed residents to learn some new skills. The College are hoping to host more in Spring 2023.

The project was developed through a fantastic partnership with the Liskeard Together ESF Community Chest Fund who funded the garden furniture and tools, Travis Perkins Ltd who funded the raised beds, Cormac who donated plants, Cornwall College who provided residents with gardening lessons, and Cornwall Housing who coordinated the project.

Jemma Warburton at Cornwall Housing, who led the project, said: “I would like to thank all of our partners who worked so well together to achieve this wonderful new garden. A big thanks in particular to Travis Perkins for their funding. To Cornwall College tutor Kim and Christie for providing the residents with some new skills. Also, to Ann Trevarton’s team at Cormac for giving us some beautiful new plants. We could never have done it without the generous donations and an incredible team effort.” 

Some of the residents of Hendra Parc said:

 “I have really enjoyed making the rockery and we have planted Lobelia which was kindly donated by Cormac. I have also enjoyed growing tomatoes”. 

 “It helps my mental health; it helps me relax and gives me something to think about. It has given me a hobby”.

 “I have enjoyed learning new skills such as staking out tomato plants, repotting young plants and growing seedlings. I look forward to joining in each week with Kim and Christie. It’s been a good experience for me.”