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: 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 

  • Lecture: Tony Russell – Westonbirt: The National Arboretum

    Tony Russell was appointed Head Forester of Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire – one of the finest collections of trees and shrubs in the temperate world – in 1989. His areas of responsibility included the development and management of the Arboretum; conservation of its many rare and endangered species, and interpretation of the collection as well as its environmental importance to others.

    By 1999, he had increased annual visitor numbers from 140,000 to 300,000, resulting in the Arboretum becoming the third most visited garden in the UK at that time (after Kew Gardens and the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden, Wisley). In 2000, the UK Government awarded National Status to Westonbirt in recognition of this achievement.

    Tony left Westonbirt in 2003 and is now widely regarded as one of Britain’s leading authorities on trees and shrubs.

    Join Tony on Tuesday 14th January at 7.30pm The Alverton, Tregolls Road, Truro

  • Lecture: Tony Russell – Gardening with Trees in the 21st Century

    Tony Russell will join us on Wednesday 15th January where his subject will be Gardening with Trees in the 21st Century.

     Join us on Wednesday 15th January at 2.30pm at the Penventon Park Hotel, West End, Redruth

  • Lecture: Lady Skelmersdale – Where did your Garden Grow? Or Around the World in 80 Plants

    Christine, Lady Skelmersdale has been a passionate gardener since childhood. She has run bulb specialists, Broadleigh Gardens in Somerset for 45 years; holds the National Collection® of Alec Gray CVS daffodils and has exhibited extensively at RHS Chelsea.

    Christine has also been a member of the RHS Council for 12 years; President of the Friends of the Bristol Botanic Garden for seven years and Garden Advisor for RHS Garden, Rosemoor for 12 years.  She was also Chairman of the 2012-15 RHS trial of drumstick alliums.

    A regular contributor to RHS The Garden magazine, Christine is also the author of two books: Creative Gardening with Bulbs and A Gardener’s Guide to Bulbs.

    In 2009, Christine was presented with the Victoria Medal of Honour (VMH) – the RHS’s highest award for services to horticulture.

    Join us on Tuesday 11th February at 7.30pm at The Alverton, Tregolls Road, Truro

  • Lecture: Lady Skelmersdale – Beat the Drum

    Lady Skelmersdale will join us on Wednesday 12th February at 2.30pm at St Mellion International Resort, Saltash where she shares her lecture ‘Beat the Drum’

  • Lecture: Graham Gough – The Icing on the Cake

    Following a short career in classical music as a gifted tenor, Graham was inspired to change profession as a result of a cathartic trip to Sissinghurst Castle in Kent where his eyes were opened to the creative process of gardening at its highest level.

    In 1998, he established his own nursery, Marchants Hardy Plants, at Laughton in Sussex.

    As a hands-on man and with the help of his staff, he loves to raise and select new varieties, and enjoys playing and painting with plants.

    Graham’s life as a nurseryman is further enriched by garden design, consultations, photography, talks, writing and travel to observe plants in their native habitats in countries such as Armenia, China, South Africa and Turkey. In spite of all this, he still finds time to warble the odd note.

    Join us on Tuesday 10th March at 7.30pm at The Alverton, Tregolls Road, Truro.

  • Lecture: Graham Gough – A Miscellany of Plants

    Graham Gough will join us on Wednesday 11th March at 2.30pm at the Penventon Park Hotel, West End, Redruth where he will share his lecture, ‘A Miscellany of Plants‘.

  • Cornwall Garden Society Spring Flower Show

    Join us in our spring oasis within the Royal Cornwall Showground on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th April 2020 and explore an array of horticultural delights. Enjoy wide-ranging and stunning displays of spring flowers and shrubs, plus beautiful floral art and photographic displays. And if you fancy indulging in a bit of garden-related retail therapy we have everything you could wish for with over 60 prestigious nurseries selling fabulous plants and bulbs and another 50 plus retailers selling garden-related goodies.

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Upcoming Events

  • 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