Join us for our first lectures of the 2021/2022 season

Tags: Lecture, Horticulture, Cornwall, Royal Horticultural Society, Climate Change

How should we adapt our gardens to cope with the effects of climate changes? Find out at the first Cornwall Garden Society lecture of the season

The Cornwall Garden Society’s (CGS) 2021/2022 lecture series launches this month with two talks by Ray Broughton, who teaches staff and students at Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden Wisley in Surrey where he is Chief Examiner.

Having trained at RHS Garden Wisley in the mid-1970s, Ray was Head of Horticulture at Sparsholt College in Hampshire for 12 years. In 2000, he was awarded a Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture for his services to horticultural education.

Ray shares his passion for his work by lecturing throughout the UK on a diverse range of topics such as Organic Gardening, Pests and Diseases, Vegetable and/or Herb Gardens, Propagation and The Garden Year: A Month-by-Month Guide.

He describes himself as an enthusiastic gardening author as well as a garden designer, and opens his own garden in North Bedfordshire to the public.

Future Developments in Horticulture to Cope with Climate Changes will be his subject on Tuesday 12th October at 7.30pm (after the CGS AGM, which begins at 7pm) at The Alverton in Truro whilst Plants for Year-round Interest will be his focus on Wednesday 13th 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.

A local nursery will offer high quality plants for sale and refreshments will be available.

The CGS is a charity that exists to encourage and improve the science, art and practice of horticulture in all its branches; share knowledge about gardening and Cornwall’s rich garden heritage, and conserve the county’s natural environment. The Society is affiliated to the RHS and its Patron is HRH The Prince of Wales.

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Upcoming Events

  • Lecture - Bob Brown – Brightening up the Garden in November

    Join Bob Brown on Tuesday 9th November at 7.30pm The Alverton, Tregolls Road, Truro

  • Lecture - Bob Brown – Evergreens

    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