Ian Buckingham

Ian Buckingham

Garden Visit Organiser

Ian Buckingham’s career as an interior and landscape designer spans more than 30 years.

In Bristol, he tended a small garden behind a Victorian house. In London, he lived in a Victorian terrace with an even smaller garden, in fact, a postage stamp. He moved to Cornwall 20 years ago, where he has been developing the best part of five acres!

Jilly Easterby

Jilly Easterby

Membership Secretary and PR

Jilly Easterby is our resident wordsmith who also works her magic on the CGS database to ensure that members are enrolled and receive our communications.

As founder of Curlew PR Limited, she is ideally placed to raise the profile of the CGS by curating content for print, broadcast, online and social media.

Charles Francis

Charles Francis

Editor of The Cornish Garden

Charles Francis has been a member of the CGS Executive Committee since 2008 when he joined the Spring Flower Show Committee and became Editor of the annual journal, The Cornish Garden.

This has involved taking photographs at the Spring Flower Show and other events over the years.

Elizabeth Harris

Elizabeth Harris

Garden Visit Organiser

A childhood at her parents’ Cornish nursery sowed the seed of a lifelong passion for horticulture despite a deviation into agriculture at university and a subsequent career in soft furnishings!

As one of the self-drive visit organisers, Elizabeth Harris feels that she is on the education and entertainment arm of the CGS!

Mark Holman

Mark Holman

Spring Flower Show Director

Mark Holman has taken over the role of CGS Spring Flower Show Director for 2024. Having spent years operating a hugely successful garden design, maintenance and installation service in London, he has recently relocated the business to Cornwall where he grew up, and discovered his passion for all things beautiful.

Michele Richards

Michele Richards

Garden Visit Organiser

With a long-standing interest in garden design and propagation since studying at Sparsholt College, a move to mid-Cornwall in 2016 prompted a visit to the CGS Spring Flower Show and joining the Society. Michele Richards works with Elizabeth Harris and Ian Buckingham to identify gardens of interest for members to enjoy.