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.
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
The Old Stable, Withiel The National Collection of Bamboos, near Wadebridge
We draw our year to a close with an autumn visit that weaves together ceramics and architectural forms against a backdrop of wildlife conservation. Forget your view of bamboo as an invasive species and enjoy the elegant varieties in this National Collection with exotic stem colour and a wow factor that offers architectural stature. The Old Stable offers a wildlife garden with ponds, rills and woodland enhanced by enchanting ceramics and practical garden solutions. The booking form will be available in June