From around the world with alpines to the flowers of the Incas

The Cornwall Garden Society (CGS) launches its annual series of lectures in October with two talks by passionate plant explorer and rock gardener, Harry Jans who is a founder member of the Dutch Rock Garden Society of which he has been President for the last six years. In 2014, he received the prestigious Alpine Garden Society (AGS) Lyttel Trophy, the highest AGS award for individuals who have made a substantial contribution to the knowledge of alpine plants. His website contains more than 16000 photographs taken during his travels around the globe.

Around the World with Alpine Plants will be his subject on Tuesday 10th October at 7.30pm at the Alverton Hotel in Truro (straight after the AGM at 7pm), whilst Flowers of the Incas will be his focus on Wednesday 11th October 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.

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  • Thank you #HarryJans for sharing your passion for #alpines and #global adventures with us. A fascinating start to our #lecture series

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Upcoming Events

  • Self-drive garden visits

    Cutlinwith, Tideford, Saltash PL12 5HX  - The owners of Cutlinwith have kindly agreed to open their beautiful garden again, just for us. Created 14 years ago and now beginning to mature, it is designed to have year-round interest. Including a water garden, streams and ponds, and a developing Acer, Magnolia and bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) walk that leads to woodland paths, it should be rich with spectacular autumn colour at the time of our visit.

    Tartendown Nurseries, Landrake, Saltash PL12 5AF -  Tartendown Nurseries are set amongst the rolling hills of a pretty valley and offers an extensive selection of traditional and exotic flowers, plants shrubs and trees, many of which are grown on the premises.

    The booking form will be included in our June 2017 mailing.

     

  • Lecture

    7.30pm - The Alverton, Tregolls Road, Truro TR1 1ZQ

    Howard Wills - 'Sempervivums'

    Howard confesses to being a life-long gardening enthusiast and plantaholic with a keen interest in watching, recording and studying our native fauna and flora. With many years’ experience of growing a wide range of plants, he runs a small nursery that he manages in an environmentally sensitive way.

    At Fernwood, he holds National Council for the Conservation of Plants & Gardens (NCCPG) National Collections® of Sempervivum (his first lecture topic) and Jovibarba species and cultivars (Alpine Houseleeks). He has previously held National Collections® of Phormium species and cultivars (New Zealand Flax), and Rosularia species.