Richard Holman

The Cornwall Garden Society’s (CGS) January lectures will be delivered by conservationist, Richard Holman who developed his passion for cultivation and propagation whilst working at National Trust Trelissick.

He believes that many wild species possess charm and beauty, and deserve a place in our gardens.

Plant hunting expeditions to Northern India and Yunnan in China provided Richard with valuable insight into how rhododendrons grow in their natural habitat, which has enabled him to cultivate plants of both known and wild provenance in the UK.

He considers that growing wild rhododendrons is important to their long-term conservation and has recently launched a nursery that specialises in the species he has studied.

Modern Plant Hunting in the Mountains of Yunnan will be his subject on Tuesday 11th January at 7.30pm at The Alverton in Truro whilst The People and Plants of North East India will be his theme on Wednesday 12th January at 2.30pm at 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.

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.

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