Every year NGS gardens across England and Wales welcome about 750,000 visitors. Most gardens which open for the NGS are privately owned and open just a few times each year. Some gardens open as part of a group with the whole community involved. The gardens give all the money raised directly to us (including from the sale of teas and plants); the only exceptions being in some cases they ask that a small proportion goes to a nominated local charity.
For details of gardens open in Cornwall go www.ngs.org.uk and select Cornwall
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.
Join us for our first lecture of 2019 as John Anderson takes us on a journey around The Gardens of Windsor Park: Savil and Valley.
7.30pm The Alverton, Tregolls Road, Truro
As Keeper of the Gardens at Windsor Great Park, John Anderson is responsible for Savill, Valley Gardens and Her Majesty’s Private Garden at Frogmore.
Having trained at the National Botanic Gardens in Dublin and the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, John has utilised his skills as Head Gardener at Mount Usher Gardens in Ireland, at the National Trust for Scotland’s Inverewe Gardens and at Exbury Gardens in Hampshire.
John enjoys travelling to India, Chile, Australia and South Africa to study plants in their natural habitats. He is also Vice Chair of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Woody Plant Committee and a winner of the A J Waley Medal for Rhododendrons.
Learn more at St Mellion International Resort, Saltash from 2:30pm.