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: Graham Gough – The Icing on the Cake

    Following a short career in classical music as a gifted tenor, Graham was inspired to change profession as a result of a cathartic trip to Sissinghurst Castle in Kent where his eyes were opened to the creative process of gardening at its highest level.

    In 1998, he established his own nursery, Marchants Hardy Plants, at Laughton in Sussex.

    As a hands-on man and with the help of his staff, he loves to raise and select new varieties, and enjoys playing and painting with plants.

    Graham’s life as a nurseryman is further enriched by garden design, consultations, photography, talks, writing and travel to observe plants in their native habitats in countries such as Armenia, China, South Africa and Turkey. In spite of all this, he still finds time to warble the odd note.

    Join us on Tuesday 10th March at 7.30pm at The Alverton, Tregolls Road, Truro.

  • Lecture: Graham Gough – A Miscellany of Plants

    Graham Gough will join us on Wednesday 11th March at 2.30pm at the Penventon Park Hotel, West End, Redruth where he will share his lecture, ‘A Miscellany of Plants‘.