A new statement landform garden installation is being created by local garden designer Darren Hawkes, on the road at the entrance to Pinetum Gardens as part of the key entrance gateways Greening project.

The crescent moon design of the installation echos the tiers and excavation within the clay pits and The Great Treverbyn Skytip of St Austell. 

The name Porthloor, meaning Moongate in Cornish, is derived from the crescent shapes of the clay land forms created by the China Clay industry quarrying, a modern interpretation depicting the industry that shaped the town’s very formation. 

Groundwork begins in March 2020 and is expected to be complete mid summer 2020.

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