Our November lectures are by life-long gardening enthusiast and self-confessed plantaholic, Howard Wills.
With many years’ experience of growing a wide range of plants at Fernwood in Devon, the nursery he manages in an environmentally sensitive way, Howard has exhibited at all the major Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Shows, and has been awarded RHS Gold Medals at Chelsea, Hampton Court Palace, Gardeners’ World Live, Tatton Park, Malvern and RHS Wisley Flower Shows.
He also holds National Council for the Conservation of Plants & Gardens (NCCPG) National Collections® of Sempervivum and Jovibarba species and cultivars (Alpine Houseleeks).
Sempervivums will be his subject on Tuesday 7th November at 7.30pm at the Alverton Hotel in Truro, whilst The Beauty of Leaves will be his focus on Wednesday 8th November at 2.30pm at Trethorne Leisure Park in Launceston.
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.
There will be an opportunity to purchase plants from a local nursery after the lectures as well as to make like-minded friends.
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.
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.
Brightwater Garden Holidays have organised this tour for us, which will begin with Beth Chatto’s famous garden. Corpusty Mill, the private garden of Roger Last will be followed by National Trust Blickling Hall; Dell Garden and Foggy Bottom created by the Bloom family; Helmingham Hall Gardens where house, parkland and gardens create an exceptional work of art, and Wyken Hall.
The Plantation Garden in Norwich is an oasis of peace and tranquillity; National Trust Felbrigg Hall is one of the finest 17th century houses in East Anglia; the breathtaking 20 acres of East Ruston Old Vicarage Garden will delight and RHS Hyde Hall will be our finale.
Dinner, bed and breakfast will be provided at the 4* Dunston Hall Hotel in Norwich.
To download a booking form for this garden holiday, please click here.
Bokelly’s seven-acre garden surrounds an historic house with lichened outbuildings and a 15th century barn. An inspirational work in progress by its owner, Henrietta Courtauld, the garden features new plantings for various levels and soils with woodland, an orchard, a vegetable plot and large cutting garden as well as herbal and wildflower areas.
Later, we visit the charming hamlet of Lower Amble to concentrate on Sheilagh Lees’ 20-year-old garden with its wealth of trees and shrubs, herbaceous borders with late flowering roses, fuchsias and perennials, orchard, vegetable garden and lovely millpond.
Our booking form will be available in June.