The first of Ray’s two lectures, Vegetable Growing for the Domestic Gardener, will take place at The Alverton, Truro, on Tuesday, December 8, beginning at 7.30pm.
The illustrated talk will show gardeners new methods of growing vegetables with minimal use of chemicals, alternative methods of growing and examples of gardening techniques designed specifically to help vegetable growers.
The second talk will take place at Tregenna Castle Hotel, St Ives, the following afternoon, Wednesday, December 9, at 2.30pm.
This lecture uncovers new equipment and methods of gardening, with the aim of helping gardeners make the best use of their time. Pest and disease control, using alternatives to chemical methods, will be a common theme during the talk.
Ray has an impressive background in horticulture. He trained at RHS Garden Wisley, Surrey, in the 1970s then went on to lecture, eventually becoming Head of Horticulture, at Sparsholt College, Hampshire. In September 2000 the Institute of Horticulture awarded Ray the Fellowship of the Institute, in recognition of his services to horticultural education. He currently teaches both staff and students at Wisley and is the senior RHS External Verifier.
GS lecture series organiser, Elizabeth Wilton said: “We feel privileged to have such an experienced and knowledgeable horticulturalist coming to share his enthusiasm and advice.”
Everyone is welcome to attend the lectures and admission is free, although donations will be gratefully received from non-members. The event is also an excellent opportunity to find out more about all that membership of the CGS has to offer.