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

  • Garden holiday to the Gardens of Norfolk and Suffolk

    Brightwater Garden Holidays have organised this tour for us, which will begin with Beth Chatto’s famous garden. Corpusty Mill, the private garden of Roger Last will be followed by National Trust Blickling Hall; Dell Garden and Foggy Bottom created by the Bloom family; Helmingham Hall Gardens where house, parkland and gardens create an exceptional work of art, and Wyken Hall.

    The Plantation Garden in Norwich is an oasis of peace and tranquillity; National Trust Felbrigg Hall is one of the finest 17th century houses in East Anglia; the breathtaking 20 acres of East Ruston Old Vicarage Garden will delight and RHS Hyde Hall will be our finale.

    Dinner, bed and breakfast will be provided at the 4* Dunston Hall Hotel in Norwich.

    To download a booking form for this garden holiday, please click here.

  • Self-drive visit to Bokelly, St Kew and Millpond, Lower Amble

    Bokelly’s seven-acre garden surrounds an historic house with lichened outbuildings and a 15th century barn. An inspirational work in progress by its owner, Henrietta Courtauld, the garden features new plantings for various levels and soils with woodland, an orchard, a vegetable plot and large cutting garden as well as herbal and wildflower areas.

    Later, we visit the charming hamlet of Lower Amble to concentrate on Sheilagh Lees’ 20-year-old garden with its wealth of trees and shrubs, herbaceous borders with late flowering roses, fuchsias and perennials, orchard, vegetable garden and lovely millpond.

    Our booking form will be available in June.