If you arrive by train, bus, bike, sailing boat or on foot (all of these are possible, both St Germans and Hayle are well connected) we will knock £50 off your holiday! In the spirit of reduced holiday miles, we also offer the same discount for anyone with a Devon or Cornwall postcode.
However we understand arriving by public transport is not possible for everyone, so if we can't tempt you away from your car (or you are doubly green) we also offer the option to offset your holiday carbon use. For £25 we will plant a tree for you, or a number of tree saplings, or create and maintain three metres of wildlife hedge.If you would like a particular sort of tree, then please let us know.
We pledge that all trees are planted in addition to our normal planting programme. We have also pledged as a business to develop our natural environment year on year to ensure our land is rewarding to nature for many years to come. From 2021 we made the decision to match fund any tree donations, and these additional funds will be spent on general tree and hedge planting schemes, as well as allowing us to give a meaningful donation to community orchards.
Thank you tree champions! Your donations have paid for lots of fantastic community planting schemes, as well as the trees we have planted around our four sites; the carriage gardens at St Germans and Hayle, our woodland, and our family orchard, Pommania. You can read more about our tree planting locations by skipping to the bottom of the page.
While we know that planting trees abroad may offer better value for money, we prefer the control we maintain when dealing with local communities directly or planting on our own land
In 2018 and 2019 we planted a community orchard in St Germans as part of the rejuvenation of the recreation ground (The Rec). This has been under-sown with wildflower seeds and provides valuable nectar for pollinators, food for birds and villagers and pleasure for all.
In the autumn of 2021 we pledged money for 38 mixed fruit trees for a community tree planting scheme at Moor Barton on Dartmoor.
In 2022 we funded 25 olive trees and 25 alders for Loveland Community Growers in Penryn.
If you know of a community scheme that would benefit from a donation of trees, do please contact us. We are particularly keen to plant community orchards.
As part of our endeavour to grow the environment we have planted hedge whips and self sown apple trees along the border of our sites, and this is an ongoing process. In 2021 we also planted over 250 mixed hawthorn and wildlife hedging whips at Pommania, 100 oak trees and a mixture of Rowan, Service Trees, Sweet Chestnut, Walnut, Beech and Silver Birch at Colgear Woods, to make for a greater broadleaf mix. In the spring of 2022 we continued our planting with a further 140 trees including wildlife friendly species of oak, birch, lime, maple, dogwood and rowan and twenty eucalyptus chosen for their carbon sequestration qualities. We also planted a small orchard of twelve apple and pear trees in memory of our friend Dean. 2023 saw a further eighty mixed trees and shrubs, including spindle, dogwood, hornbeam, walnut, apple and oak, planted in our woods.
This page is usually updated annually. If you have donated a tree but are not yet listed, please check again in a year’s time or contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org. This page was last updated in October 23.
Thank you to our Railholiday Tree Champions
- Ventry - OLV 23 - Olive and Alder (Loveland)
- Stenning - Mevy 23 - Olive and Alder (Loveland)
- Llewllyn - Millpool 23 - Olive and Alder (Loveland)
- Gretton - TPO 23 - Olive and Alder (Loveland)
- Field - TPO 23 - pear tree in Millpool garden dedicated to the memory of June Field, who loved Millpool
- Twist - TPO 23 - Olive and Alder (Loveland)
- In memory of Dean Turner 12 fruit trees (Pommania)
- Ogden - TPO 22 - Olive and Alder (Loveland)
- Mason - OLV 23 - Olive and Alder (Loveland)
- Llewellyn - Millpool 22 - Olive and alder (Loveland)
- Cane - TPO 22 - ten mixed oak and walnut saplings donated from their garden (Colgear Woods)
- Woodward - Harvey 22 - 2 chestnuts (Moor Barton)
- Buck - OLV 22 - Pear (Moor Barton)
- Twist - TPO 22 - Pear (Moor Barton)
- Smart - Harvey 23 - Plum (Moor Barton)
- Mitchell - Mevy 22 - 2 black walnuts(Moor Barton)
- Charter - Harvey 22 - 2 chestnuts (Moor Barton)
- Wilkins - Millpool 22 - Pear (Moor Barton)
- Perrin - OLV 22 - Pear (Moor Barton)
- Jones - Harvey 22 - 2 heartnut walnuts (Moor Barton)
- Beath - 2 Lime Trees (Colgear Woods)
- Brown - Millpool 22 - 2 chestnuts (Moor Barton)
- Phillips - Harvey 22 - two trees - 2 black walnuts and Plum(Moor Barton)
- Walsh - OLV 22 - two trees - 2 Black Walnut and Mulberry (Moor Barton)
- Morris - Harvey 21 - Medlar (Moor Barton)
- Pearmain - Millpool 21 - Mulberry (Moor Barton)
- Fawcett - Harvey 21 - 5 Wild Service (Colgear Woods)
- Lister - as a gift - 4 Walnut trees (Colgear Woods)
- Williams - OLV 21 - 5 Service Trees (Colgear Woods)
- Lee - Millpool 21 - 5 Rowan (Colgear Woods)
- Hall - TPO January 21 - 5 Rowan (Colgear Woods)
- Loy - Millpool May 21, dedicated to the memory of their daughter, Khloemae - Cherry, Pommania
- Chris and Stephen Brookes Kindly donated as a COVID gift - Apricot (Pommania), and 5 Silver birch (Colgear Woods)
- Cane - TPO May 21 - grown in memory of their son Barry - Horse Chestnut (Colgear Woods)
- Cullinane - dedicated to the memory of Ray - 2 Sweet Chestnuts (Colgear Woods)
- Rawat - Mevy October 20 - 5 Silver Birch (Colgear Woods)
- McNeill Mevy October 20 - Pear (Pommania)
- Sutherland - Cherry (Pommania)
- Cripps - Mevy August 20 - Pear (Pommania)
- Saffrey - TPO May 20 - Cherry (Pommania)
- Power - Millpool May 20 - Quince (Pommania)
- Coulson - Mevy June 20 - Quince (Pommania)
- Taylor - OLV September 20 - Quince (Pommania)
- Kirsten Elliot and Andrew Swift - OLV December 19 - Crab Apple (OLV garden)
- Lister - as a gift - Pendragon Apple Tree (The Rec)
- Gower - Millpool June 20 - Quince (The Rec)
- Devine - Mevy October 19 - - Pear (The Rec)
- Marks - OLV March 2020 - Pear (The Rec)
- Rees - Harvey November 19 - Pear (The Rec)
- Coward - Mevy September 19 - Apple (The Rec)
- Flynn - Mevy May 18 - Apple (The Rec)
- Bennet - TPO June 18 - Apple (The Rec)
- Lowe - Millpool June 18 - Apple (The Rec)
- Kevin Eastland - OLV November 18 - Apple (The Rec)
- Kenneth Smith - Harvey October 18 - Apple (The Rec)
- Vincent Morris - Millpool Jan 18 - Apple (The Rec)
- Keith and Viv Chesterton - TPO October 17 - Apple (The Rec)
- Andrew and Tracy Ball - TPO May 18- Apple (The Rec)
- Andrew Snowdon - OLV January 17 - Mountain Ash (Pommania)
- Sarah and Phil Bennett - TPO January 17 - Lime (Pommania)
- Roy Fidoe - TPO September 17 - Mountain Ash (Pommania)
- Keith and Viv Chesterton - TPO October 2016 - Mountrain Ash (Pommania)
- Ian Walton - TPO August 2016 - Mountain Ash (Pommania)
- Angela Reading - Mevy May 2016 - Golden Hornet crab apple (St Germans)
- Fiona Watson - OLV February 16- sour cherry and pear (Hayle)
- Mr and Mrs Shipton - January 16 - pear and sweet cherry (St Germans)
- Sarah and Phil Bennett - TPO October 15 - sour cherry and plum (St Germans)
- Kevin Eastland - OLV November 2015 - plum and pear (St Germans)
- Helen Arnold - Harvey June 2015 - 20 mixed wildlife hedge whips.
- Phil Grombridge - OLV April 2015 - 20 mixed wildlife hedge whips.
- Mr and Mrs Fardoe - Mevy March 2015 - 20 mixed wildlife hedge whips.
- Frankie and Tony Lister - kindly donated four apple trees they had acquired. (St Germans)
- Mr and Mrs Cullinane - Mevy July 2014 - 20 mixed wildlife hedge whips.
- Kevin Eastland - OLV November 2014 - 20 mixed wildlife hedge whips.
- The Furlong family - Mevy - 2014 - apple tree (St Germans)
- The Crick family - TPO 2014 - pear tree (Hayle)
- Sarah and Phil Bennett - TPO 2014 - 20 mixed wildlife hedge whips.
- In memory of Pete Tunnycliff - 2014 - magnolia grandiflora (Colgear Woods)
- Evelyn Tunnycliff - 2014 - pear tree (on boundary of Colgear woods)
- Mrs R Jones - OLV 2014 - apple tree - blossom and food (Hayle)
- Ms A Croall - Mevy 2013 - Christmas Pippin Apple Tree (By Mevy)
- Jo and Lil Lanyon - Harvey 2013 - Paulonia - the foxglove tree (St Germans)
- Mags and family - Harvey 2013 - pear tree (Hayle)
- Thomas Cadwallader and his Dad - TPO 2013 - 25 Hazel whips for a hazel copse - wildlife food (Hayle).
- Maltese Phil - Harvey 2010 - Damson tree - spring blossom and summer fruit. (Hayle)
- Kath and Piers Revell - Harvey 2011 and 2013 - Almond tree and plum tree - spring blossom and autumn food. (by Mevy)
- Sarah and Phil Bennett - OLV 2013 - Sorbus - Mountain Ash - chosen for its spring flowers and autumn berries for the bird (by Mevy).
Our planting sites
We have a series of gardens in St Germans, with a footprint of about an acre, and a further half an acre of garden at our carriage in Hayle. Read here to find out how they are gardened for optimum wildlife benefit.
We have ten acres of woodland that supply our carriages with recreation and wood for heating. We have worked hard to make sure there is plenty of interest for guests and wildlife alike. You can read more about our woodland on our dedicated woods page.
We have access to thirty-eight acres of orchards, nuts, coppice and fields along the river Lynher between Landrake and Coombe, at Lizzy’s family small-holiday, a self-declared autonomous republic called Pommania.
We have donated trees to Moor Barton. This is a rewilding project rewilding land and people for ecological restoration, thriving wildlife and healthy diverse communities.
We have also donated trees to Loveland. Loveland is one of the three arms of the Falmouth Food Coop. It is a community field in Penryn with the aims of developing community resilience and strength through growing food, coming together and supporting biodiversity. The field has a variety of elements, a community garden, market garden, medicinal herb garden, orchard, heritage grains experiment and more. They hold feasts in summer open to the community using food grown on the land. The activities of the field are overseen by a volunteer steering group, and the work done on the field is primarily done by the one-hundred and fifty plus volunteers that visit the site throughout the year and at the bi-weekly volunteer sessions.