A meeting organized by the Professional Horticulture Group South West. The visits include a grower, a supplier and two contrasting gardens.
Friday 22nd March
- XL Horticulture - Les Lane will talk about and demonstrate some of the company's unique products including; super-thermic polythene for poly tunnels, vent netting, compost tea and the liquid bio stimulants Bio-lift.
Saturday 23rd March
- Ince Castle Gardens - The Gardens, situated on a peninsula into the River Lynher, were established from 1960 and comprise woodland with camellias, rhododendrons and masses of spring bulbs and hellebores. This is a special Group visit at the kind invitation of Lady Boyd who is a former member of the RHS Council, and presently a Council member of the Cornwall Garden Society.
- 12.45 - 14.15
- Pub Lunch
- Lanoyce Nurseries - Originally a traditional Tamar Valley strawberry-producing family business, Lanoyce has progressively developed protected cut-flower production. Formerly supplying a range of flower produce to relatively local outlets the nursery now specialises in producing over three million stems of Alstroemeria for Sainsbury outlets. The extensive glasshouse development is heated from wood-chip burning boilers.
Sunday 24th March
- Cothele - A Tudor House, with formally planted terraces and a well-stocked Valley Garden including a stewpond and dovecote. Head Gardener, David Boucher, will also introduce two orchards stocked with local apples and cherries.
- Lunch is available at Cotehele
- End of meeting.
Venue and Contact
XL Horticulture Ltd,
XL Horticulture Ltd
Ottery St. Mary
Devon EX11 1JZ
Cornwall PL12 4QZ
Cornwall PL12 6TU
Cornwall PL12 6TA
Tel: 01926 612981
£3 excluding meals and accommodation
NB. The visit to Cothele is free for National Trust members and between £5.40 - £9.00 for non-members
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Professional Horticulture Group South West