Happy New Year to you all.
Our January lectures are by Kew-trained horticulturalist and eminent Head Gardener, Richard Morton.
Having stewarded the collection at one of The Great Gardens of Cornwall – Trewidden near Penzance – for the last decade, Richard has a particular interest in camellias, magnolias and rhododendrons.
He is also fascinated by the life of notable English plant-hunter, E H Wilson (1876-1930); an active flower show judge who sits on the committees for the West Cornwall Spring Flower Show and the International Camellia Society; and achieved chartered status with the Chartered Institute of Horticulture in 2016.
Earlier this year, the CGS supported Richard’s trip to Japan to enhance his knowledge and experience of the trees and shrubs that are grown at Trewidden.
Hunting the Wilson 50: Trewidden Goes to Japan will be his subject on Tuesday 9th January at 7.30pm at the Alverton Hotel in Truro, whilst Trewidden Garden: A Brief History will be his focus on Wednesday 10th January 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.
We look forward to welcoming you.
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.
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.
Courtesy of RHS Rosemoor Flower Show
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