How should we adapt our gardens to cope with the effects of climate changes? Find out at the first Cornwall Garden Society lecture of the season

The Cornwall Garden Society’s (CGS) 2021/2022 lecture series launches this month with two talks by Ray Broughton, who teaches staff and students at Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden Wisley in Surrey where he is Chief Examiner.

Having trained at RHS Garden Wisley in the mid-1970s, Ray was Head of Horticulture at Sparsholt College in Hampshire for 12 years. In 2000, he was awarded a Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture for his services to horticultural education.

Ray shares his passion for his work by lecturing throughout the UK on a diverse range of topics such as Organic Gardening, Pests and Diseases, Vegetable and/or Herb Gardens, Propagation and The Garden Year: A Month-by-Month Guide.

He describes himself as an enthusiastic gardening author as well as a garden designer, and opens his own garden in North Bedfordshire to the public.

Future Developments in Horticulture to Cope with Climate Changes will be his subject on Tuesday 12th October at 7.30pm (after the CGS AGM, which begins at 7pm) at The Alverton in Truro whilst Plants for Year-round Interest will be his focus on Wednesday 13th October 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 offer high quality plants for sale and refreshments will be available.

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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