Richard Morton, Kew-trained horticulturalist and eminent head gardener, will be giving the second of his talks for the Cornwall Garden Society (CGS) on January 10

Having stewarded the collection at one of the Great Gardens of Cornwall – Trewidden near Penzance – for the last decade, Richard has a particular interest in camellias, magnolias and rhododendrons.

He is also fascinated by the life of notable English plant-hunter, E H Wilson (1876-1930); an active flower show judge who sits on the committees for the West Cornwall Spring Flower Show and the International Camellia Society; and achieved chartered status with the Chartered Institute of Horticulture in 2016.

Earlier this year, the CGS supported Richard’s trip to Japan to enhance his knowledge and experience of the trees and shrubs that are grown at Trewidden.

Trewidden Garden: A Brief History will be his focus of his talk at 2.30pm on Wednesday, January 10, at the Penventon Park Hotel in Redruth.

The lecture is free for CGS members and non-members are welcome to attend to find out more about the society and donations are gratefully received. A local nursery will be on hand to tempt attendees with high quality plants for sale.

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 The Prince of Wales.

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