Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:01 AM
20 years in the making, the gardens at Bonython have matured to provide pleasure in all seasons. The Walled Garden contains an established colour-themed herbaceous border, which is a delight in June. The Potager is always interesting with its range of cut flowers, vegetables and herbs, whilst the valley garden offers abundant interest with three lakes and several streams. Sculptures and a growing yew chapel catch the eye as does the circular silver birch wood.
Cross Common Nursery is a small family-run enterprise that offers a huge array of plants – from the tropical, the exotic and the unusual to the hardier specimens that thrive in coastal areas. Citrus plants are a speciality, about which the owner will share some advice.
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’