Honor to Peter Borlassie, the great gardener who transformed Lanhaydac into a beautiful garden

As the master gardener of Lanhaydic, the family of Martin Peter Borlaz paid tribute to the man who worked long and hard to transform his property into a living.

Peter Borlassie died at the age of 93 on November 2 at Trrelyce Hospital.

A.D. Until his retirement in 1928, Peter Agnes was a major gardener at Lanhaydac near Bodmin, but he was generally interested in vegetables, fruits, and plants from an early age.

In his autobiography, Peter wrote a few years ago that his maternal grandfather had been a gardener on a large cornice, and that his brother’s gardening at Regents Park and his two friends must have been genetically inherited in the family line. My uncles were also good amateur gardeners.

His father, a carpenter, was a beekeeper and a good gardener.

Lanhydrock Gate House and House

Peter first became a gardener during World War II when he was given the opportunity to ‘plow a field’ to grow vegetables. As a 14-year-old boy, he received a gift from his teacher for his efforts.

When the call came for the National Service, Peter joined the Cannon Regiment for two years. A.D. In 1948, after his military service, in 1953, Peter worked for the Trollsis Rural Council until he was employed in the Trilesic Garden.

Peter, who married Gwen in 1951, met with Sir Julian Gascogn and Michael Trinik in 1966 and asked him if he was a challenger, to come to Lanhaydrock and change his mind. And again, in a trance.

At the time, the main gardener was responsible for 1,200 acres, including 30 acres of land.

After eight months of traveling from Trilesic, Peter, his wife, and their son, John, moved to a new cottage on the property.

Lanhydrock house (Image: DCM / Simon Heester)

Over the years, Peter has won a number of titles from the Royal Horticultural Society, the Cornwall Gardens Society and the International Plant Propagation Association, for which he won the British Empire.

During his tenure at Lanhaydrock, the state-run National Trust has launched a major transformation program and launched a series of training programs to train the next generation of gardeners. A.D. After a hurricane destroyed more than 1,500 trees in 1990, Peter oversaw the cleanup.

Upon his retirement, Peter and Gwen moved from Lim Côte d’Ivoire to Bunsalou, in Bosmena View, Bodmin.

In his retirement, Peter, who had been a judge at Bodmin for many years, turned wood from his backyard and made a variety of pieces of wood that he had collected over the years.

He and Gwen went on a trip to Europe and the United States and took a golf course.

One of Magnolia planted by Peter Borlaz Lanhydrock as a gardener (pictured John Bolez)

His son John said: “Agree Gill and I live on the shores of Bodmin Moore Palace, which we renewed in a few years.

“When my dad retired, he was almost completely involved in the construction, the field, the fence, and the forest renovation almost every weekend.

He was no happier than when he had a chainsaw and a burning bush. He also had the opportunity to design and create a new garden in front of the property which is now on its way to a good foundation, and to be a master gardener at Lanhydrock had to include two mango trees.

“Dad was always interested in everything that was going on and for many years he was happy to work with the land and pass on his knowledge.”

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