A leading nurseryman who 'paints' with plants is giving a talk in Truro and in Redruth next month.

Sussex nurseryman, Graham Gough, who established Marchants Hardy Plants at Laughton in 1998 is concluding The Cornwall Garden Society’s (CGS) 2019/2020 lecture series.

'The Icing on the Cake' will be his topic on Tuesday, March 10 at 7.30pm at The Alverton in Truro whilst 'A Miscellany of Plants' will be his focus on Wednesday, March 11 at 2.30pm at the Penventon Park Hotel in Redruth.

Following a short career in classical music as a gifted tenor, Graham was inspired to change profession as a result of a cathartic trip to Sissinghurst Castle in Kent where his eyes were opened to the creative process of gardening at its highest level.

As a hands-on man and with the help of his staff, he loves to raise and select new varieties, and enjoys playing and 'painting' with plants.

Graham’s life as a nurseryman is further enriched by garden design, consultations, photography, talks, writing and travel to observe plants in their native habitats in countries such as Armenia, China, South Africa and Turkey. In spite of all this, he still finds the time to warble the odd note.

The lectures are free for CGS members. Non-members are welcome to attend and donations are gratefully received.

A local nursery will offer high quality plants for sale and refreshments will be available.