Horticulture award for gardening society chairman
A stalwart of Cornwall's gardening world has been honoured with a prestigious award in recognition of his outstanding achievements to horticulture and fundraising work for various charities.
William Croggon (pictured), from Grampound, was presented with Cornwall Garden Society's Goodman Challenge Cup.
As Cornwall's chairman of the National Garden Society for the last 14 years, Mr Croggon has overseen a significant increase in the charity's friends and supporters and an expansion in the number of Cornish gardens participating in the scheme.
As a result, around £50,000 is annually donated to a range of local charities, including Macmillan Cancer Support and Marie Curie Cancer Care.
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Announcing the award, Cornwall Garden Society president, Michael Galsworthy, said: "It can reasonably be assumed that during William's tenure as chairman more than half a million pounds has been raised for good causes. This is a huge achievement in a county with such a small population. His efforts deserve both admiration and recognition."
Mr Croggon said: "Cornwall is lucky to have so many wonderful gardeners and also to have such a successful and well-supported garden society. I thank them for this award which I value very highly."
For more information about the CGS, visit cornwallgardensociety.org.uk