Cornwall Garden Society - Data Protection Policy

  1. The Cornwall Garden Society (CGS) keeps data relating to its members: and to suppliers of goods and services. Such data is kept in digital form and/or in paper records.
  2. The CGS designated Data Controller is the CGS Treasurer.
  3. Data relating to members of CGS
    The Membership Secretary is responsible for processing and maintaining accurate data relating to members of CGS.
  4. Data relating to members of CGS includes names and addresses, email addresses and bank details. Such data is collected at commencement of membership and will be deleted when membership ends. Such data is used solely for communications to members, and for the processing of annual subscriptions.
  5. Data relating to members will be kept in password protected computers under the control of the Data Controller, and/or the Membership Secretary and/or in the form of paper records stored in locked premises when not in use.
  6. A member is entitled to full details of data stored in relation to him or her on request to the Membership Secretary. The Membership Secretary will respond to such requests within 21 days.
  7. Data relating to suppliers of goods and services
    Data relating to suppliers of goods and services will be processed by the member of the CGS executive committee responsible for the relevant CGS activity or aspect of the CGS administration. Thus, by way of example, the CGS Show Director is responsible for processing data relating to suppliers of goods and services for the annual CGS Spring Flower Show. Details of the relevant member of the CGS Executive Committee will be provided on application to the Honorary Secretary.
  8. Data relating to suppliers of goods and services will be used solely for obtaining quotations from or contracting with such suppliers. It will be deleted either when such goods or services are no longer required from such supplier, or when the supplier no longer provides such goods or services.
  9. Data relating to suppliers of goods and services is kept either in computers that are password protected and/or in the form of paper records stored in locked premises when not in use.
  10. Suppliers of goods and services are entitled to full details of data stored in relation to them on request. Such requests should be directed to the Honorary Secretary who will respond to the request within 21 days.
  11. The Data Controller is responsible for reporting any breach of the GDPR to the ICO and the Charity Commission.

Member's Gardens

Members' Gardens

Our members have some truly beautiful and interesting gardens. Take a look to see some of the wonderful things growing.

Become a Member

You can take out CGS membership as an individual or as a family and there are lots of benefits.

Upcoming Events

  • Lecture - Juliet Sargeant – Modern Slavery Garden

    Juliet’s previous career in medicine informs her unique approach to designing gardens and communicating the importance of landscape to our wellbeing. She believes that access to good quality green space is a priority for healthy living and happy communities, especially in cities.

    In 2016, Juliet designed the Modern Slavery Garden for RHS Chelsea – its first social campaign garden – for which she was awarded a Gold Medal and the People’s Choice Prize.

    Fellowships of The Society of Garden Designers and The Landscape Institute followed in 2017 and 2020.

    Juliet has been celebrated as a role model in the BAME community at the GG2 Leadership Awards and presents on BBC Gardeners’ World and Channel 4’s Village of the Year.

    At her Sussex Garden School, she teaches design and planting to gardening enthusiasts.

    Join Juliet on Zoom on Tuesday 9th March at 7:30pm


  • Self-drive visit to Bonython, Helston and Cross Common Nursery, The Lizard

    At Moyclare, planting began in 1927 by Moira and Louis Reid. Meandering paths lead through woodland shrubberies, herbaceous borders and sunny corners. The pond and lawns are surrounded by camellias, rhododendrons, mature trees, shrubs and many rare treasures from the Southern Hemisphere.

    Penmilder is a 2.5-acre south-facing garden with delightful bluebell woods and an apple orchard, which is particularly pretty with primroses and daffodils in the spring. 

    Sisters, Adrienne and Trish, are developing South Bosent with wildlife in mind. It comprises several themed gardens, woodland plantings, large mixed borders and a four-acre meadow. Other features include a mini-lake, waterfall and rill on the terrace, and several plant collections, all designed to provide year-round interest. Along with thousands of planted bulbs throughout the garden, a bluebell wood runs alongside the stream pathway.

    A booking form for this self-drive visit will be available in March 2021.