Events

For further information about any of the events listed, please refer to your copy of the 2019 Events Guide or contact the relevant organiser below:

If you would like to attend a Self-drive visit, Day trip by coach or Garden holiday, it is necessary to book in advance. Kindly note that these events are available exclusively to CGS members and their guests on a first-come, first-served basis. Booking forms for each event are included in our mailings to members in September, December, March and June.

Self-drive visits: Louise Thomas (louise.trewidden@gmail.com | 07966897561)

                            Elizabeth Harris (elizabeth@boscrowan.co.uk | 01736 332396)

                            Michele Richards (michele.l.richards@gmail.com | 07854 950646)

Bookings for Self-drive visits should be made via the relevant organiser as stated on the booking form.

Day trips by coach: Catherine McDonald (taddymcd@hotmail.co.uk | 01872 272800 | 07909 544931)

Garden holidays:  Julia Chant (chant1960@btinternet.com | 01503 220081 | 07425 141871)

Bookings for Day trips by coach and Garden holidays should be made via Mary Hutt (patfward@hotmail.com | 01872 863735)

 Lectures: Elizabeth Wilton (elizabeth.wilton1@btinternet.com | 01872 270854)

                  Judith Hancock (judith.hancock@keme.co.uk | 01872 862904)     

Lectures run from October to March and are free for CGS members. There is no need to book. Non-members are welcome and a donation is appreciated.

Spring Flower Show: Dickie Trant (showdirector@cornwallgardensociety.org.uk | 07530 920585)                                                          

 

  • Lecture: Derry Watkins – Unusual and Long-blooming Garden Plants

    This month’s lectures come from Derry Watkins as she brings us an insightful talk about unusual and Long-blooming Garden Plants

    Join us at The Alverton, Tregolls Road, Truro at 7:30pm

  • Lecture: Derry Watkins – Pushing the Boundaries

    Derry Watkins started Special Plants Nursery 30 years ago. In 1993, she won a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship to spend three months in South Africa hunting for new plants to introduce into horticulture. In 1995 she returned, seed collecting in the Drakensberg. Since then, she has collected plants in many parts of the world and is renowned for many new plant introductions.

    In 1996, Derry and her husband bought a derelict barn to convert into a house, and during the last 20 years, they have converted the fields into an amazing garden, which has featured in major horticultural journals and on television.

    Derry also teaches at The English Gardening School and is the author of two books: The Complete Greenhouse Book and Sunspaces.

    Join us at St Mellion International Resort, Saltash at 2:30pm

  • CGS Christmas Lunch

    By popular request, we return to the luxurious Carlyon Bay Hotel with its lovely views over the sea. The food is always excellent, the service swift and the staff friendly.

    We look forward to celebrating the festive season with you from 12 noon on Saturday 7th December.

  • Lecture: Alan Power – Stourhead

    For this month’s lectures we will be joined by Alan Power. Join us at The Alverton, Tregolls Road, Truro from 7:30pm, to learn all about his time working at Stourhead

  • Lecture: Alan Power – My Journey Through Great Gardens

    Inspired by his mother to follow a career in horticulture and arboriculture, Alan has worked in and managed some of the most beautiful gardens and estates in the country, notably Mount Stewart in Northern Ireland, Hidcote Manor in Gloucestershire and Stourhead in Wiltshire.

    He has collaborated with the Gardeners’ World team on many occasions; presented on BBC Radio 4; co-presented British Gardens in Time on BBC4, and has lectured across Europe and North America.

    In 2016, Alan was presented with an Honorary Doctorate by Writtle University for his outstanding contribution to horticulture.

    Join Alan at the Penventon Park Hotel, West End, Redruth at 2:30pm 

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Upcoming Events

  • Lecture: Derry Watkins – Unusual and Long-blooming Garden Plants

    This month’s lectures come from Derry Watkins as she brings us an insightful talk about unusual and Long-blooming Garden Plants

    Join us at The Alverton, Tregolls Road, Truro at 7:30pm

  • Lecture: Derry Watkins – Pushing the Boundaries

    Derry Watkins started Special Plants Nursery 30 years ago. In 1993, she won a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship to spend three months in South Africa hunting for new plants to introduce into horticulture. In 1995 she returned, seed collecting in the Drakensberg. Since then, she has collected plants in many parts of the world and is renowned for many new plant introductions.

    In 1996, Derry and her husband bought a derelict barn to convert into a house, and during the last 20 years, they have converted the fields into an amazing garden, which has featured in major horticultural journals and on television.

    Derry also teaches at The English Gardening School and is the author of two books: The Complete Greenhouse Book and Sunspaces.

    Join us at St Mellion International Resort, Saltash at 2:30pm