Brighten your Garden in November and Embrace Your Evergreens

Tags: cornwall, gardens, horticulture

The Cornwall Garden Society’s (CGS) November lectures will be delivered by Bob Brown who is a plantsman of wide renown, having introduced and discovered many well-known cultivars. 

Cotswold Garden Flowers, which he runs in partnership with his son, Edmund, specialises in unusual perennials for the flower garden, and offers one of the largest collections of plants for sale in one location in Europe.

Bob continues to extend his encyclopaedic knowledge and contribute to the world of horticulture by speaking at events and regularly writing for Which? magazine.

He has received many accolades including the prestigious Gold Veitch Memorial Medal, which is awarded by the RHS to those who have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the science and practice of horticulture. 

Brightening up the Garden in November will be his subject on Tuesday 9th November at 7.30pm at The Alverton in Truro whilst Evergreens will be his focus on Wednesday 10th November at 2.30pm at St Mellion International Resort in Saltash.

These lectures are free for CGS members. Non-members are welcome to attend to find out more about the Society and donations are gratefully received.

A selection of plants from Cotswold Garden Flowers will be available for purchase at both lectures.

The CGS is a charity that exists to encourage and improve the science, art and practice of horticulture in all its branches; share knowledge about gardening and Cornwall’s rich garden heritage, and conserve the county’s natural environment. The Society is affiliated to the RHS and its Patron is HRH The Prince of Wales.

For further information about the CGS, please visit cornwallgardensociety.org.uk, follow @CwllGardenSoc on Twitter and @CornwallGardenSociety on Instagram, or like www.facebook.com/cornwallgardensociety

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Upcoming Events

  • Day Trip by Coach to National Trust Greenway, Galmpton with Ferry Trip on the River Dart

    Enjoy a scenic return boat trip between Dartmouth and Greenway, which Agatha Christie called “the loveliest place in the world” and is now in the care of the National Trust. 

    There will be ample time to explore this much-loved house and productive walled garden with its 120ft-long peach house, vinery, allotment and softly-planted borders, all of which thrive within its protective walls. 

    Pause to relax in the informal garden and enjoy glimpses of the river from its woodland walks.

    The booking form is available to download here or in hard copy, upon request, from the organiser.

  • Self-drive Visit to Minack Theatre Gardens, Porthcurno and Boscrowan, Penzance

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Minack Theatre Gardens with Jeff Rowe and Claire Batten, who have won multiple medals at RHS Chelsea for their specialist exotics, and discover what makes these sub-tropical gardens unique. Learn about the challenges of gardening on a cliff-edge and the species that flourish in unusual climatic conditions, benefitting from the warmth of Cornish granite yet being treated harshly by the strong salt winds off the Atlantic.

    In complete contrast, we then head to Boscrowan, in a sheltered valley near Penzance, for a delicious lunch and a gentle amble around the gardens where the pleasures of herbaceous borders against a wooded backdrop; a wildlife pond; an original revolving Victorian summerhouse; a growing sedum roof, a cutting garden and a bring-and-buy plant stall with proceeds to charity await you.

    The booking form is available to download here or in hard copy, upon request, from the organiser.