Alan Downs

Our Autumn Lecture Programme will be launched by Alan Down who, having worked for 50 years in various horticultural contexts, is a passionate advocate of plants, gardening, wildlife and the natural world.

His career has incorporated the glasshouse industry, orchard fruit-growing, the hardy ornamental nursery stock sector and Hillier Nurseries where he worked with horticultural luminaries, Sir Harold Hillier and Roy Lancaster.

Alan and his wife, Felicity later transformed Cleeve Nursery and Garden Centre in Somerset into a successful business, which became a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Partner Nursery.

Alan now writes topical garden columns and is the current President of the Horticultural Trades Association.

Autumn Colour will be his subject on Tuesday October 10th at 7.30pm at The Alverton in Truro – immediately following the CGS AGM at 7pm – whilst Magnolias will be his topic on Wednesday 11th October 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.


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