Cornwall Garden Society March Lectures: The Creative Shrub Garden and Designing and Planting a Small Garden

Learn the craft of creative garden design from an award-winning exponent  

The Cornwall Garden Society’s (CGS) March lectures – the last of the 2017/2018 series – are by leading horticulturalist and garden designer, Andy McIndoe.

With more than 40 years’ experience in retail and production horticulture, Andy was responsible for 25 consecutive Gold Medal winning exhibits at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for Hilliers Nursery when he was Managing Director.

Andy’s special interests include hardy shrubs, trees, herbaceous perennials, flower bulbs and garden design, and he has authored books on all of these subjects.

He was awarded the prestigious Veitch Memorial Medal (one of the highest accolades in the world of horticulture) by the RHS in 2017 in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the science and practice of horticulture.

The Creative Shrub Garden will be his subject on Tuesday 13th March at 7.30pm at the Alverton Hotel in Truro, whilst Designing and Planting a Small Garden will be his focus on Wednesday 14th March 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.