St Michael’s Mount garden opening raises £4,800 for National Garden Scheme

During the King’s Coronation weekend in May, hundreds of visitors enjoyed exploring the island’s unique, terraced garden with proceeds donated to a worthy cause.

The National Garden Scheme supports a range of beneficiaries from the income generated from private garden openings that take place across the country each year. This extends across healthcare from Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie and Parkinson’s UK, through to Perennial, the UK’s only charity to support gardeners and their families during difficult times. 

Dr Sarah Gadd from the National Garden Scheme said:  

“On behalf of us all, I want to thank the St Aubyn family for their generosity, which reaches back more than 60 years when they first opened their beautiful garden for our charity. Raising over £4,800 during The King’s Coronation weekend was an amazing result and testament to their visitors’ love of this very special place and its beautiful, inspiring garden. The island’s Head Chef kindly created delicious Coronation cupcakes which went down a treat with visitors, the proceeds of which were also kindly donated.”

The beneficiaries of the charity donations raised will be close to the hearts of many of us at some stage in our lives. In Cornwall, the charity will continue to support this vital work for many years to come.

George Plumptre, Chief Executive of the National Garden Scheme added:

“To have the support of one family and one very special garden since 1959 is wonderful for the National Garden Scheme. The fact that many gardens open for us year on year speaks volumes about the importance of our work and the enduring pleasure that people get not only from opening their gardens but also from visiting them.”

To learn more about the NGS and future garden openings, please visit:

Further information about the garden at St Michael’s Mount can be found here.