About Us – 40 years in the making

Sir Alan Dalton, Chairman of English China Clays and a much-loved figure in the business and public life of his adopted county of Cornwall.

From left to right: Chang Li, Ray and Shirley Clemo. The Clemo’s were the principle creators of the gardens, Shirley is an expert plantswoman and was awarded an MBE in 2011 for this garden.

Chang Li. Introduced elements of Eastern influence, enhanced the visitor experience, and a desire for the gardens to be enjoyed by the community.