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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Padstow Kitchen Garden, Trerethern Farm, Padstow New Trevibban Farm, St Issey, Wadebridge
Padstow Kitchen Garden comprises four acres – nourished, nurtured and tended by sixth generation farmer and former Rick Stein Head Chef, Ross Geach. He grows a huge variety of vegetables that are served in some of the county’s finest restaurants including Rick Stein’s, Jamie Oliver’s, Michelinstarred Number 6 and The Driftwood. Come and see what he does, and how to grow your own.
The garden at New Trevibban Farm was commenced by the Day family in April 2017 and services their holiday homes. As yet incomplete, it was designed by Joe Midwinter and will eventually include formal, children’s and boules areas, with shrubberies, tree avenues, marquee lawns and a Piet Oudolf expanse adapted to the coastal position
A welcome return to 17th century Trenarth, near Constantine and a garden that continually evolves and innovates, providing year-round interest. With its emphasis on unusual and tender plants, structure and form, abundant wildlife, vegetables and orchard, there is something for all tastes. The magnificent dierama collection will be the highlight. A lovely walk down into the valley will bring us over to Chyrose on the opposite side. This is a member’s garden and with its charming terracing, roses, orchard and two vintage tractors, framed by their shared views, it will be a pleasure to visit. The booking form will be available in March