Events

For further information about any of the events listed, please refer to your copy of the 2020 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: Judith Hancock (judith.hancock@keme.co.uk)

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)                                                          

 

  • CGS Annual General Meeting

    Join us for the CGS Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 12th at 7pm at The Alverton, Tregolls Road, Truro

     

  • Lecture - Ray Broughton – Future Developments in Horticulture to Cope with Climate Changes

    Following on from the CGS agm, why not join Ray for his lecture on future developments in horticulture to cope with climate changes

    Tuesday 12th at 7.30pm (after AGM) at the Alverton, Tregolls Road, Truro

  • Lecture - Ray Broughton – Plants for Year-round Interest

    Ray Broughton is returning to lecture in Cornwall by popular demand. He last visited us in 2015.

    Having trained at RHS Garden Wisley in the mid-1970s, Ray was Head of Horticulture at Sparsholt College in Hampshire for 12 years and now teaches staff and students at RHS Garden Wisley where he is Chief Examiner.

    In 2000, he was awarded a Fellowship by the Chartered Institute of Horticulture for his services to horticultural education.  

    Ray shares his passion for his work by lecturing throughout the UK on a diverse range of topics such as Organic Gardening, Pests and Diseases, Vegetable and/or Herb Gardens, Propagation and The Garden Year: A Month-by-Month Guide. 

    He describes himself as an enthusiastic gardening author as well as a garden designer, and opens his own garden in North Bedfordshire to the public.

    Join Ray on Wednesday 13th at 2.30pm Penventon Park Hotel, West End, Redruth.

  • Lecture - Bob Brown – Brightening up the Garden in November

    Join Bob Brown on Tuesday 9th November at 7.30pm The Alverton, Tregolls Road, Truro

  • Lecture - Bob Brown – Evergreens

    Bob is a plantsman of wide renown, having introduced and discovered many well-known cultivars.

    Cotswold Garden Flowers, which he runs in partnership with his son, Edmund, specialises in unusual perennials for the flower garden, and offers one of the largest collections of plants for sale in one location in Europe.

    Bob continues to extend his encyclopaedic knowledge and contribute to the world of horticulture by speaking at events and regularly writing for Which? magazine.

    Bob has received many accolades including the prestigious Gold Veitch Memorial Medal, which is awarded by the RHS to those who have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the science and practice of horticulture.

    Join Bob on Wednesday 10th at 2.30pm St Mellion International Resort, Saltash

  • Lecture - Noel Kingsbury – Women, Men and Gardening

    Join Noel on Tuesday 7th December at 7.30pm The Alverton, Tregolls Road, Truro

  • Lecture - Noel Kingsbury – New Ways with Perennials

    Noel Kingsbury is a British garden designer and internationally-renowned writer who is best known for his promotion of naturalistic planting design in gardens and designed landscapes.

    He has written 25 books on various aspects of gardening, plant science and the environment, four of them in collaboration with Dutch garden designer and plantsman, Piet Oudolf.

    Noel has also written for Gardens Illustrated, The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Garden, Hortus, The New York Times and many other publications.

    Through his consultancy, he has advised on roof greening and other aspects of 'green architecture' including collaborations with artists working in the public sphere.

    Noel is actively involved in the promotion of quality public planting, having worked as a design consultant on several projects with Bristol City Council.

    Join Noel on Wednesday 8th December at 2.30pm Penventon Park Hotel, West End, Redruth.


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Upcoming Events

  • CGS Annual General Meeting

    Join us for the CGS Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 12th at 7pm at The Alverton, Tregolls Road, Truro

     

  • Lecture - Ray Broughton – Future Developments in Horticulture to Cope with Climate Changes

    Following on from the CGS agm, why not join Ray for his lecture on future developments in horticulture to cope with climate changes

    Tuesday 12th at 7.30pm (after AGM) at the Alverton, Tregolls Road, Truro