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.
Our members have some truly beautiful and interesting gardens. Take a look to see some of the wonderful things growing.
You can take out CGS membership as an individual or as a family and there are lots of benefits.
Join Bob Brown on Tuesday 9th November at 7.30pm The Alverton, Tregolls Road, Truro
Bob is a plantsman of wide renown, having introduced and discovered many well-known cultivars.
Cotswold Garden Flowers, which he runs in partnership with his son, Edmund, specialises in unusual perennials for the flower garden, and offers one of the largest collections of plants for sale in one location in Europe.
Bob continues to extend his encyclopaedic knowledge and contribute to the world of horticulture by speaking at events and regularly writing for Which? magazine.
Bob has received many accolades including the prestigious Gold Veitch Memorial Medal, which is awarded by the RHS to those who have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the science and practice of horticulture.
Join Bob on Wednesday 10th at 2.30pm St Mellion International Resort, Saltash