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

  • Self-drive visit to Pendower House, Lanteglos-by-Fowey and Gardens Cottage, Prideaux, St Blazey

    Pendower House is a Georgian rectory. Roger Lamb will guide us through its formal herbaceous terrace, cottage garden and orchards to reveal ponds, streams and a 19th century shrub garden.

    In contrast, the country garden created by Sue and Roger Paine at Gardens Cottage is relatively new. With imaginative use of colour and planting, and year-round interest, it incorporates a formal garden, long borders, a courtyard garden and a productive kitchen/cutting garden.

    To download a booking form for this self-drive visit, please click here.

  • Day trip by coach to Bickham House, Exeter and Cadhay House and Garden, Ottery St Mary, Devon

    At Bickham House, we will discover seven acres of colour co-ordinated borders, mature trees, a fernery and a water garden. There is a formal parterre complete with lily pond and a walled garden full of vegetables and flowers. A palm tree avenue leads to a summerhouse.

    Cadhay Garden provides a tranquil setting for the magnificent Elizabethan manor house built in 1550, a tour of which is an option. Full of colour, the garden includes a 120ft herbaceous bed planted with cottage garden plants. There are clematis, roses and lilies as well as two medieval fishponds. The walled garden has been transformed into allotments.

    To download a booking form for this day trip, please click here.