Pop-up self-drive visit to catch fleeting autumn colour at Manaton, Launceston and Hooper’s Barn, Altarnun

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 12:01 AM

We visit Manaton, Cecilia and Peter Hodgson’s secluded four-acre town garden, created over 50 years, with its castle. 

Separate ‘rooms’ bounded by yew with herbaceous and flower borders planted for autumn colour combine with informal woodland as well as productive gardens and glasshouses for vegetables and fruits.

For contrast, we move up to Bodmin Moor to a windswept granite garden created from scratch in 16 years where young trees and shrubs surround huge standing stones, a swimming pond, pergola, vegetable garden, borders, lawns and a small orchard with chickens.

There will be no booking form for this visit. Please contact Caroline Rucker to reserve your place/s on 01566 86126 or e-mail mortarbee@gmail.com

Member's Gardens

Members' Gardens

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Upcoming Events

  • CGS Annual General Meeting

    Join us for our annual general meeting at 7pm on Tuesday 8th October at The Alverton, Tregolls Road, Truro

  • Lecture: Mike Nelhams – Tresco Story

    As well as our AGM, we also invite you to join us for our October lecture which will be hosted by Tresco’s very own Mike Nelhams. Join Mike on a journey around this beautiful island.

    This lecture will begin at 7:30pm after our AGM at The Alverton, Tregolls Road, Truro.