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

  • 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