“Creating beautiful gardens full of ideas for growing food and ourselves alongside nature.”

Why Newlina?St Newlina

Our Eco-Garden is just
outside the village of Newlyn East in Cornwall, whose founding saint, Newlina had legendary green fingers! The legend tells how Newlina walked to the top of the hill, where the village is built and planted her walking stick in the ground. The stick grew roots and shoots and became a Fig tree which you can still see growing out of the church wall to this day. In her enclosure she grew edible and useful plants of many kinds.

Why Eco-gardens?

Since 2005 we have been growing edible and useful plants on this site eco-logically. We believe it is vital to find sustainable ways of growing what we humans need; ways which offer enough space for other species to thrive too!

The old maxim of ACT LOCAL: THINK GLOBAL is very close to our heart!
Of course, the fact that we only supply customers within 15 miles, is the first reason we are eco-logical. We grow produce to order for ethical local businesses such as Fifteen Cornwall and Red Hotels as well as the Cornish Food Box Company and many local grocery shops so we keep food miles to a minimum.

Then with every choice we make, we take the eco-logical option. So to control pests we have planted and built habitats for pest controllers; Our hedges and woods are now full of bird life, who love to eat the aphids and caterpillars before they destroy our crops. Instead of using artificial fertilizers we have improved our soils over the years with beneficial bacteria, wholesome organic matter and eco-logical treatments. The soils are healthy and so are the vegetables that grow in them- full of minerals and vitamins that are missing from depleted soils. We reduce water use with drip-lines and source degradable groundcovers and packaging so we reduce waste and don’t use up too many precious resources.

“Green Ways To Grow” Eco-Events!

With all our ideas about “green ways to grow” plants and our backgrounds in Outdoor Education and Play-work, we have come up with some green ways to grow people too!

    • Eco-Events planned here at the Eco-garden so far are:
      • Beginners Eco-gardening Courses, Learn about greener ways to grow food.
      • Fire-side Story Suppers. Be fed with delights- for the taste-buds and the imagination.
      • Wild Craft Play about and make things with natural materials- plants, wood or clay.
    • We offer Bespoke Sessions both at the Eco-Garden and at other venues for Individuals, Schools, Festivals and Businesses. We tailor the session to your needs. Whether it’s a Children’s Eco-Party, Local Stories for an Arts Festival, a School Group Learning about Life-cycles or a Business who wishes to have a Forage and Feast. We can include all kinds of fun Interactive eco-activities for every Season and for all age-groups. Sustainable Food Growing, Foraging and tasting from our range of edible plants, Habitat-making, Nature Trails, Food-web games, Scavenger Hunts, Wild Crafts, Recycled Percussion Sessions, inspiring Stories about the Natural World and Fire-side cook-ups to name but a few.
    • You can also join our Wild Garden Group- for local people to get involved with creating a beautiful Wild Garden- bringing your skills and inspiration as well as learning a thing or two and taking away plants for your own garden. It’s all about creating a nice space to be in the outdoors, sat having a snack and a chat around the fire or playing outdoor games, away from the stresses of modern life.

To find out more about our “Green Ways To Grow” Events or to book your own Event with us!

  • Contact us via our Contact Page.
  • Check out our Face-book Page by clicking on the link at the top right of this page.
1 year ago
SOHN: Bibimbap

Set Menu (subject to minor changes)

Broad bean and courgette flower bibimbap* with fat hen (served with soy and sesame sauce)
Bean leaf summer kimchi
Courgette and soy bean paste broth
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1 year ago
Once Upon a Thyme Fundraising Story Supper

Please email info@newlinaeco-gardens.co.uk to book your place or message us here on FB. Come and join us for an enchanting evening of Stories Of Love and Loss from the Mediterranean suitable for 12 ... See more

Please email info@newlinaeco-gardens.co.uk to book your place or message us here on FB. Come and join us for an enchanting evening of Stories Of Love and Loss from the Mediterranean suitable for 12 ... See more

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1 year ago
British Hedgehog Preservation Society

Hedgehogs are being brought into rescue centres very dehydrated. As you can see from this gorgeous video by Paul Bunyard, a shallow dish of fresh water is much appreciated by our prickly friends! ... See more

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1 year ago
Timeline Photos

The Wild Garden plants are ready to go for those local supporters who chose them as a reward. Some musical Story Cds available for sale too to further our ongoing fundraising efforts so get in touch ... See more

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1 year ago
Newlina Eco-Gardens

A wonderful morning of Wild Crafts yesterday, making bunting from foraged plants, using the Japanese Art of Hapa Zome! Thanks to The Park for having us and for the lovely holiday makers who attended.

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1 year ago
Photos from Newlina Eco-Gardens's post

Our Kales have seen us through Winter for Produce Customers and for our own dinners and smoothies. The Russian Kale Forest was pulled out today, sadly, to make room for Spring Crops but here's how ... See more

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Newlina Eco-Gardens

We ran Wild Crafts sessions at The Park, Mawgan Porth over the Easter holidays. Early in the morning we gathered fresh flowers and leaves from the Eco-garden and followed on with a foraging walk ... See more

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Photos from Newlina Eco-Gardens's post

We ran Wild Crafts sessions at The Park, Mawgan Porth over the Easter holidays. Early in the morning we gathered fresh flowers and leaves from the Eco-garden and followed on with a foraging walk ... See more

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Kay

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I have no idea what the amazing fragrant flavourful leaves are in your salad bags but you produce the best salad I have ever tasted! That and your stir fry bags that we have had through our Cornish ... See more

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I have no idea what the amazing fragrant flavourful leaves are in your salad bags but you produce the best salad I have ever tasted! That and your stir fry bags that we have had through our Cornish ... See more

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