Cornwall Garden Society is all about celebrating the unique beauty of Cornish gardens, exchanging tips, ideas and knowledge, meeting up for lectures and garden visits and, of course, making new friends.
Our origins go back to 1832 when the inaugural meeting of the Royal Horticultural Society of Cornwall was held, supported by the patronage of King William IV ‘who was graciously pleased to place the sum of £10. 10s. 0d (ten guineas)’ at the Society’s disposal. That royal support has continued and today we are very honoured to have HRH Prince Charles as our patron.
We have a packed programme of events throughout the year. In early spring we hold the Cornwall Spring Flower Show, held against the breathtakingly beautiful backdrop of Boconnoc Estate near Lostwithiel. As a charity, our aims are to encourage and improve the science, art and practice of horticulture, promote good gardening principles and promote, conserve and protect the national environment in Cornwall. We fulfil those aims by organising a wide variety of events that bring people together – giving them an opportunity to learn more about gardens in a fun, productive way.
Whether you’re a beginner, an enthusiastic amateur or a budding professional, we hope that Cornwall Garden Society can help you love gardening too.
We are affiliated to the RHS and we are pleased that a number of garden socieites and clubs are affiliated to us. (View affiliates under About Us). If you are interested in becoming an affiliate member, please contact Jilly Easterby, Membership Secretary, for details on 07743164434 or email email@example.com
Our members have some truly beautiful and interesting gardens. Take a look to see some of the wonderful things growing.
You can take out CGS membership as an individual or as a family and there are lots of benefits.
Cutlinwith, Tideford, Saltash PL12 5HX - The owners of Cutlinwith have kindly agreed to open their beautiful garden again, just for us. Created 14 years ago and now beginning to mature, it is designed to have year-round interest. Including a water garden, streams and ponds, and a developing Acer, Magnolia and bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) walk that leads to woodland paths, it should be rich with spectacular autumn colour at the time of our visit.
Tartendown Nurseries, Landrake, Saltash PL12 5AF - Tartendown Nurseries are set amongst the rolling hills of a pretty valley and offers an extensive selection of traditional and exotic flowers, plants shrubs and trees, many of which are grown on the premises.
The booking form will be included in our June 2017 mailing.
7.30pm - The Alverton, Tregolls Road, Truro TR1 1ZQ
Howard Wills - 'Sempervivums'
Howard confesses to being a life-long gardening enthusiast and plantaholic with a keen interest in watching, recording and studying our native fauna and flora. With many years’ experience of growing a wide range of plants, he runs a small nursery that he manages in an environmentally sensitive way.
At Fernwood, he holds National Council for the Conservation of Plants & Gardens (NCCPG) National Collections® of Sempervivum (his first lecture topic) and Jovibarba species and cultivars (Alpine Houseleeks). He has previously held National Collections® of Phormium species and cultivars (New Zealand Flax), and Rosularia species.