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

  • Day trip by coach to Lytes Carey Manor, Kelways Garden Centre and Midney gardens and Nurseries

    Lytes Carey Manor Somerton, Somerset Originally the home of Elizabethan herbalist, Henry Lyte, this medieval manor house is surrounded by a striking Arts and Crafts inspired garden, noted for its wonderful displays of topiary. Kelways Garden Centre Langport, Somerset Acclaimed for its RHS Chelsea Gold Medal winning peonies. Whilst the peony glade – a marvellous sight when in flower – has been re-sited and replanted this year, the specimens exhibited at the 2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show will have returned to Kelways by the time of our visit and be on display for you to marvel at. Midney Gardens and Nurseries Somerton, Somerset Midney is an organic series of small linked garden areas – creative and quirky with superb plant combinations might best describe them. Be prepared to come away smiling at the humour and talent of its creators. The booking form will be available in March

  • Self - Drive visit. Ivy Cottage, Toad Hall Garden and Bush Meadows

    Ivy Cottage, Toad Hall Garden and Bush Meadows Morwenstowe, near Bude
     Three distinctive gardens in Morwenstowe provide fascinating contrasts. Ivy Cottage is a 1.5 acre plantsman’s garden with beautiful colour-coordinated ‘rooms’, trees, shrubs and curving borders, a wildlife pond, vegetable garden, chickens and 2.5 acres of woodland. 180 different hardy geraniums and their lovely rose collection will delight at this time. Toad Hall Garden, only eight years old, is created from rough paddock. Its interlinking stream-fed ponds, natural woodland, gravel paths and flowerbeds with creative stone designs combine to create an intriguing private place with unusual and charming personal touches. Bush Meadows is a unique self-built, reclaimed slate and stone dwelling, on a sloping valley bisected by a river – its trees now reaching maturity. Grasses, shrubs and hardy perennials with a pump-fed rill and tumbling waterfall to the pond provide a lovely backdrop with a gypsy caravan tucked amongst roses and clematis. Recycled materials are utilised to provide a potting shed and greenhouse, polytunnel and vegetable garden. The booking form will be available in March.