The Trustees of the Cornwall Garden Society have announced a new venue for its 2019 Spring Flower Show as well as a new look and a new team to lead its transformation, following a comprehensive review of the event’s essential elements.
The Show, which has earned its reputation as ‘the Chelsea of the South West’, will be held at the Royal Cornwall Showground in Wadebridge on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th April 2019.
“Whilst the Trustees were mindful of the unique qualities and glorious setting of Boconnoc – the Show’s venue for many years – and are immensely grateful to the Fortescue family for allowing the CGS to stage it there, we have reached the unanimous conclusion that it is the right time to move on,” explains CGS Chairman, Sir Robert Owen. “Although this year’s Spring Flower Show was successful in many ways, the problems we experienced with car parking due to the exceptionally wet winter and heavy rain on the preceding Friday night adversely affected attendance and the charity’s income. At the Royal Cornwall Showground, we will not be so weather dependent and there will be ample parking on hard standing. As importantly, having use of the Exhibition Hall and Show Ring will provide us with an exciting opportunity to rethink the Show whilst preserving its distinctive and popular features.”
The Trustees have appointed former CGS Chairman, Andrew Leslie to the role of Show Committee Chairman and Dickie Trant as its Show Director.
“We have every confidence in Andrew, Dickie and the wider Show Committee to take full advantage of the facilities offered at the Royal Cornwall Showground and orchestrate an outstanding event in the fine tradition of previous Spring Flower Shows,” adds Sir Robert.
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RHS Garden Rosemoor Flower Show Great Torrington
New to the RHS calendar for 2017, this show proved to be a great success with visitor numbers greatly exceeding expectations and RHS Garden Rosemoor resplendent in its autumn finery.
Add to that 20 very diverse nurseries, garden sundries, trade stands, specialist talks in the fabulous new Garden Room building, craft demonstrations and the like, and you have the recipe for a very interesting day.
Although Rosemoor is the smallest of the RHS sites, this does not stop it from drawing visitors from far and wide, its size providing a cosy and inclusive atmosphere.
Venture outside of the show area and you can explore all aspects of the garden, including a new apple orchard planted in spring 2017 that features regional Devonshire apple varieties. The Spiral Garden is being redeveloped as the Cool Garden by RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal winner, Jo Thompson, which demonstrates practical and innovative methods of managing heavy rain. The booking form will be available in June.
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The Gardens of West Wales Tucked away in the rolling countryside of Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire are some fine parks and gardens, both large and small; ancient and modern.
Highlights of this five-day tour include visits to the Grade 1 listed Edwardian garden at Dyffryn designed by Thomas Mawson; the beautiful woodland gardens that surround Picton Castle; the innovative National Botanic Garden of Wales that blends the careful restoration of the historic, double-walled garden with the largest glasshouse in the world; the superbly restored 16th/17th century garden at Aberglasney, complete with unique Elizabethan/Jacobean cloister and parapet walk; Colby Woodland Garden, Singleton Park Botanic Garden and elegant plantsman’s gardens at Dyffryn Fernant and The Cors.
Dinner, bed and breakfast will be provided at The Beggars Reach Hotel at Burton. The booking form and full itinerary will be available in March