Summer 2014

As we approach the (revised) time of our AGM, to be held on 19th July at Ladock Village Hall, I am delighted to report that the Trust is moving strongly forward. Bob Kirby-Harris has kindly stepped into the role of Treasurer. He has already thrown himself wholeheartedly into the job, completing the accounts for last year which Peter del Tufo had so ably maintained. Julia Bigham, gardener at Trengwainton, has taken on the post of Journal Editor and Newsletter Editor, this edition therefore being her introduction to us all. Before turning to professional gardening she spent 20 years with the Victoria and Albert Museum and will continue the rigorous approach to our publications that has made them so successful over the years. One of the founding objects of the Trust is “to promote the education of the public on matters connected with the arts and sciences of garden land”. Our stand at the Cornwall Garden Society’s Spring Show at Boconnoc showed the interest that exists in this aim, with many people from within the County and beyond spending time at the stand. As always there is a flow of ideas and information in both directions – not only were we available to help others, but there were several prospective new members, which is of course a huge benefit to the Trust.

The Powerpoint presentation continues to be well received by various gardening clubs and other organizations and plenty more are still asking for us to come to talk with them. Sadly, we still don’t have enough volunteers to do this. Is anyone able to help? The programme of garden visits continues to be well supported. The visit to our President’s garden at Antony was greatly appreciated and the visit to my own garden at Trevince was accompanied by a very informative introduction to the art of recording a garden by Emma Trevarthen and Joan Farmer. And there are so many more exciting visits still to come.

Richard Stone