The Cornwall Garden Society (CGS) launches its annual series of lectures in October with two talks by passionate plant explorer and rock gardener, Harry Jans.

Harry Jans is a founder member of the Dutch Rock Garden Society of which he has been president for the last six years. In 2014, he received the Alpine Garden Society (AGS) Lyttel Trophy, the highest AGS award for individuals who have made a substantial contribution to the knowledge of alpine plants. His website contains more than 16,000 photographs taken during his travels around the globe.

Around the World with Alpine Plants will be his subject on Tuesday, October 10, at 7.30pm at the Alverton Hotel in Truro (straight after the AGM at 7pm), while Flowers of the Incas will be his focus the next afternoon at 2.30pm at the Penventon Park Hotel in Redruth.

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

The CGS is a charity which 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.

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