Manoj Malde

Supported by the Cornwall Community Foundation

Our programme of Tipi Talks by national names and local luminaries; Gardeners’ Questions and practical demonstrations promise to be lively and full of horticultural interest.

A hearing loop has been installed in the Tipi to assist those with hearing aids.

Here is the list of talks that have been scheduled for your enjoyment:

Saturday 6th April

Manoj Malde

10am: Official opening of the Show by Manoj Malde, award-winning garden designer and presenter of BBC TV’s Your Garden Made Perfect.

Manoj Malde is an award-winning garden designer and presenter on the BBC’s Your Garden Made Perfect and Channel 4’s Garden Of The Year. He is also a Royal Horticultural Society judge, ambassador and Chelsea Flower Show medallist.

Known for his vibrant style, Manoj attributes his love of colour to his Indian ancestry and his 18-year career in the fashion industry. As a former creative director, with a master’s degree in fashion design from the Royal College of Art, he is highly skilled at combining textures and colours within planting schemes. In his words: “I’ve gone from haute couture to ‘hort’ couture!”

His new book – Your Outdoor Room: How to design a garden you can live in – shows you how to create your own haven – without green fingers or hard work!

10.45am: Emma Brown (Prickles and Paws) – Gardening for hedgehogs

It all began with two hoglets and a girl who loved wildlife.

Prickles and Paws was founded by mother and daughter duo, Diane and Katy, and became a registered charity in 2017.

The charity has grown rapidly and its aim is to create a wildlife rescue centre for Cornwall.

Emma Brown has been a volunteer with Prickles and Paws since 2019 and began to help with volunteer training and to develop its educational offer in 2021.

With a keen interest in wildlife and conservation, and a diploma in Zoology, Emma finds her role rewarding, especially when participants ask lots of questions.

She hopes to create more links with local schools.

11am: Gwynne Davies (The Daffodil Society) – A brief history of the daffodil

Gwynne Davies is a member of the Royal Horticultural Society Bulb Committee and Vice President of The Daffodil Society.

He is also an experienced grower, exhibitor and judge of daffodils.

11.15am: Barry Stagg (The Daffodil Society) – A beginner’s guide to showing your flowers

Barry Stagg has loved vegetables and flowers – daffodils, in particular – since childhood.

40 years ago, he took on an allotment so that he could grow more and subsequently began exhibiting his produce at a local show.

Having trained with the Gloucestershire Federation of Garden Societies to become a show judge, Barry has enjoyed judging for the past ten years, and, in that capacity, attends five or six shows a year.

12noon: Jim Gardiner (Executive Vice President of RHS Garden Wisley) – How many magnolias can I plant in my garden?

Jim Gardiner VMH is Executive Vice President and retired Director of Horticulture of the Royal Horticultural Society.

He is also a former President of Magnolia Society International and was the Curator of RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey for many years until 2010.

Jim trained as a practical horticulturist and is keen on all plant groups – especially woody plants and magnolias.

He has authored three books on that subject, the most recent being Magnolias In Art and Cultivation (Kew Books – 2014) in association with Stephen A Spongberg and Barbara Oozeerally.

12.15pm: Kim Parish (Landscapes of Distinction) – Garden design in a nutshell

Kim Parish established Landscapes of Distinction after graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Landscape and Garden Design, and has created gardens across Cornwall.

In 2021, 2022 and 2023, Kim’s designs achieved Silver Gilt, Gold and The People’s Choice awards at BBC Gardeners’ World Live.

In 2022, she co-designed a Royal Horticultural Society garden at the Chelsea Flower Show to celebrate its 200th anniversary of education and training.

Kim is also a Royal Horticultural Society show and Britain in Bloom judge.

1pm: Tim Hubbard (Author) – Secret gardens of Cornwall

Tim Hubbard

A former award-winning BBC presenter and journalist who has gardened in Cornwall for more than 40 years, Tim Hubbard interviews at UK literary festivals, guides private garden tours and writes books.

In Secret Gardens of Cornwall – described by Alan Titchmarsh as “a glorious celebration of the finest gardens in a county whose climate makes them especially breathtaking” – Tim reveals 20 stunning yet lesser-known Cornish gardens.

2pm: Gardeners’ Questions with Amelia Lake (Real Food Garden), Nicola Bradley (The Lost Gardens of Heligan), Duana Pearson (Tresillian House), Kim Parish (Landscapes of Distinction) and Christianne Lim (Cornwall Garden Society Trustee and Member of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Herbaceous Committee).

Amelia Lake (Real Food Garden)

Amelia Lake spearheads the regenerative food business, The Real Food Garden, with her wife, Chloe Bines.

With a mission to achieve sustainable food production that nourishes people and place, their no-dig market garden, based on organic and agroecological principles, has grown to produce chemical-free veggies for 60 local families, for eight months of the year.

Amelia also teaches organic and no-dig principles in a series of workshops for keen gardeners.

Nicola Bradley (The Lost Gardens of Heligan)

Nicola Bradley is Head Gardener at The Lost Gardens of Heligan.

Nicola originally studied for a degree in Printed Textiles and worked as a freelance designer for more than ten years.

Nature was always a huge inspiration in her work and in 2023, she retrained in Horticulture through the National Trust Careership Programme.

Nicola joined the Heligan team in 2006 and was lucky enough to indulge her passion for growing all things edible whilst working as supervisor in the Productive Garden for 11 years.

In her current role, she works in all areas of the garden, both ornamental and productive.

Duana Pearson (Tresillian House)

Duana Pearson is Head Gardener at the Tresillian Estate near Newquay.

Built in 1886, Tresillian House is set in 22 acres with sweeping lawns, an ornamental lake, paths that wind through camellia woods, orchards and one of the finest Victorian kitchen gardens in Cornwall.

Previously, Duana has worked for the National Trust, the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan where she has grown a wide range of crops.

Kim Parish (Landscapes of Distinction)

Kim Parish established Landscapes of Distinction after graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Landscape and Garden Design, and has created gardens across Cornwall.

In 2021, 2022 and 2023, Kim’s designs achieved Silver Gilt, Gold and The People’s Choice awards at BBC Gardeners’ World Live.

In 2022, she co-designed a Royal Horticultural Society garden at the Chelsea Flower Show to celebrate its 200th anniversary of education and training.

Kim is also a Royal Horticultural Society show and Britain in Bloom judge.

Christianne Lim

Christianne Lim is a Trustee of the Cornwall Garden Society and a member of both its Spring Flower Show and Cornish Garden Journal Committees. She is also a member of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Herbaceous Committee.

An amateur gardener who has created a coastal garden in the Arts and Crafts style, she enjoys botanical painting too.

3pm: Manoj Malde (BBC TV’s Your Garden Made Perfect presenter and design expert) – Your outdoor room: How to design a garden you can live in

Manoj Malde

Manoj Malde is an award-winning garden designer and presenter on the BBC’s Your Garden Made Perfect and Channel 4’s Garden Of The Year. He is also a Royal Horticultural Society judge, ambassador and Chelsea Flower Show medallist.

Known for his vibrant style, Manoj attributes his love of colour to his Indian ancestry and his 18-year career in the fashion industry. As a former creative director, with a master’s degree in fashion design from the Royal College of Art, he is highly skilled at combining textures and colours within planting schemes. In his words: “I’ve gone from haute couture to ‘hort’ couture!”

His new book – Your Outdoor Room: How to design a garden you can live in – shows you how to create your own haven – without green fingers or hard work!

4pm: Amelia Lake (Real Food Garden) – Organic and no dig veg growing

Amelia Lake spearheads the regenerative food business, The Real Food Garden, with her wife, Chloe Bines.

With a mission to achieve sustainable food production that nourishes people and place, their no-dig market garden, based on organic and agroecological principles, has grown to produce chemical-free veggies for 60 local families, for eight months of the year.

Amelia also teaches organic and no-dig principles in a series of workshops for keen gardeners.

ENDS

 

 

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