Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:01 AM
Saul Walker fell in love with gardening as a result of his grandparents’ passion for visiting historic houses and gardens. After a brief spell as an archaeologist, he trained as a gardener for the National Trust at Antony House in Cornwall.
He later studied on the three-year Kew Diploma in Botanical Horticulture where he was exposed to fantastic plant collections, and travelled to Australia, Southern Spain and the French Riviera to study and work in internationally renowned gardens. He subsequently joined the RHS Shows department and became Show Manager for RHS Chelsea.
Unable to resist the call back to his native Devon, Saul became Head Gardener of Stonelands House in 2015. His special interest is in woodland gardens.
Join us at 2.30pm at St Mellion International Resort, Saltash
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’