Tuesday, July 7, 2020 12:01 AM
Coleton Fishacre gardens were created for the D’Oyly Carte family in the 1920s. Exotic and tender plants thrive in this sheltered valley and the garden is RHS accredited. The terraces surrounding the house are planted with sun-loving plants and each features a pool. The Rill Garden is planted in the pastel shades loved by Lady Dorothy. Lower down the valley, the garden becomes less formal with a tree fern glade and hydrangeas, and access to the South West Coast Path via a gate.
Middle Well is a tranquil two-acre garden that contains a wealth of plants chosen for colour and long season interest. Streams, woodland and a mix of perennials, shrubs, bulbs, climbers and specimen trees, and a vegetable garden provide much to admire and explore.
The booking form will be available in March 2020.
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.
Christine, Lady Skelmersdale has been a passionate gardener since childhood. She has run bulb specialists, Broadleigh Gardens in Somerset for 45 years; holds the National Collection® of Alec Gray CVS daffodils and has exhibited extensively at RHS Chelsea.
Christine has also been a member of the RHS Council for 12 years; President of the Friends of the Bristol Botanic Garden for seven years and Garden Advisor for RHS Garden, Rosemoor for 12 years. She was also Chairman of the 2012-15 RHS trial of drumstick alliums.
A regular contributor to RHS The Garden magazine, Christine is also the author of two books: Creative Gardening with Bulbs and A Gardener’s Guide to Bulbs.
In 2009, Christine was presented with the Victoria Medal of Honour (VMH) – the RHS’s highest award for services to horticulture.
Join us on Tuesday 11th February at 7.30pm at The Alverton, Tregolls Road, Truro
Lady Skelmersdale will join us on Wednesday 12th February at 2.30pm at St Mellion International Resort, Saltash where she shares her lecture ‘Beat the Drum’