Cornwall Garden Society is all about celebrating the unique beauty of Cornish gardens, exchanging tips, ideas and knowledge, meeting up for lectures and garden visits and, of course, making new friends.
Our origins go back to 1832 when the inaugural meeting of the Royal Horticultural Society of Cornwall was held, supported by the patronage of King William IV ‘who was graciously pleased to place the sum of £10. 10s. 0d (ten guineas)’ at the Society’s disposal. That royal support has continued and today we are very honoured to have HRH Prince Charles as our patron.
We have a packed programme of events throughout the year. In early spring we hold the Cornwall Spring Flower Show, held against the breathtakingly beautiful backdrop of Boconnoc Estate near Lostwithiel. As a charity, our aims are to encourage and improve the science, art and practice of horticulture, promote good gardening principles and promote, conserve and protect the national environment in Cornwall. We fulfil those aims by organising a wide variety of events that bring people together – giving them an opportunity to learn more about gardens in a fun, productive way.
Whether you’re a beginner, an enthusiastic amateur or a budding professional, we hope that Cornwall Garden Society can help you love gardening too.
We are affiliated to the RHS and we are pleased that a number of garden socieites and clubs are affiliated to us. (View affiliates under About Us). If you are interested in becoming an affiliate member, please contact Jilly Easterby, Membership Secretary, for details on 07743164434 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our members have some truly beautiful and interesting gardens. Take a look to see some of the wonderful things growing.
You can take out CGS membership as an individual or as a family and there are lots of benefits.
7.30pm - The Alverton, Tregolls Road, Truro TR1 1ZQ -
Nick Morgan - 'The New Greenhouse at Wisley'
With a 45-year career in professional horticulture including a key role within the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) as superintendent of its glass and propagation departments, from which he has only recently retired, Nick Morgan is well placed to lecture on differing aspects of glass house culture.
2.30pm - Trethorne Leisure Park, Kennards House, Launceston PL15 8QE -
Nick Morgan - 'How to Make the Best and Most Productive Use of a Small Greenhouse'
Nick is a Member of the RHS Tender Ornamental Plant Committee, who is trained by the independent standards organisation for the pesticide, fertiliser and allied industries, BASIS, as an advisor for amenity horticulture. An occasional contributor to RHS magazine, The Garden, He is also an engaging lecturer on the national and international circuit.