Award-winning nurseryman to reveal the secrets of her show-stopping success

The Cornwall Garden Society’s February Lectures will be delivered by award-winning nurseryman, Rosy Hardy, who has grown herbaceous perennials commercially for the past 30 years. With 23 RHS Chelsea Golds to her credit, she is the Royal Horticultural Society’s most successful female floral exhibitor.

Rosy is also a Gold medal-winning garden designer at RHS Hampton Court and was awarded an RHS Chelsea Silver for her Brewin Dolphin Forever Freefolk garden in 2016.

Beautiful herbaceous borders are the inspiration for her designs into which she has introduced new varieties such as Gaura Rosyjane, Gaura Freefolk Rosy and Gaura Ice Cool Rosy.

When not staging show-stopping displays and appearing on TV, Rosy is busy growing at the Hampshire nursery she runs with her husband, Robert. Her love of what she does keeps her at the top of her game.

Spring Flowering Perennials will be her subject on Tuesday 12th February at 7.30pm at the Alverton in Truro, whilst Right Plant, Right Place will be her focus on Wednesday 13th January at 2.30pm at the Penventon Park Hotel in Redruth.

These lectures are free for CGS members. Non-members are welcome to attend to find out more about the Society and donations are gratefully received.

A local nursery will be on hand to tempt attendees with high quality plants for sale.

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Upcoming Events

  • Self-drive visit to Pendower House, Lanteglos-by-Fowey and Gardens Cottage, Prideaux, St Blazey

    Pendower House is a Georgian rectory. Roger Lamb will guide us through its formal herbaceous terrace, cottage garden and orchards to reveal ponds, streams and a 19th century shrub garden.

    In contrast, the country garden created by Sue and Roger Paine at Gardens Cottage is relatively new. With imaginative use of colour and planting, and year-round interest, it incorporates a formal garden, long borders, a courtyard garden and a productive kitchen/cutting garden.

    To download a booking form for this self-drive visit, please click here.

  • Day trip by coach to Bickham House, Exeter and Cadhay House and Garden, Ottery St Mary, Devon

    At Bickham House, we will discover seven acres of colour co-ordinated borders, mature trees, a fernery and a water garden. There is a formal parterre complete with lily pond and a walled garden full of vegetables and flowers. A palm tree avenue leads to a summerhouse.

    Cadhay Garden provides a tranquil setting for the magnificent Elizabethan manor house built in 1550, a tour of which is an option. Full of colour, the garden includes a 120ft herbaceous bed planted with cottage garden plants. There are clematis, roses and lilies as well as two medieval fishponds. The walled garden has been transformed into allotments.

    To download a booking form for this day trip, please click here.