About Kelnan Plants
My name is Chris Osborne and I run Kelnan Plants with my mum Fay. I have been a nurseryman since leaving horticultural college in 1986. I owned Churchtown Nurseries from 1989 until Dec. 2011. It was here I started growing and showing South African plants – winning 26 RHS gold medals including Chelsea gold in 2007 and 2010.
We relocated to a new site in January 2012 (lots of hard work still ongoing), and with a new name of Kelnan Plants. Kel nans being Cornish for hidden valley.
Unfortunately we are no longer open to the public, but we can be open by appointment if you want to come and spend a pound or two!
I already grow Restios, Proteas and other South African species. This I hope to build upon as well as increasing collections of other Southern Hemisphere plants.
Awards received in 2012
RHS Cardiff Spring Flower show: Gold, Malvern Spring Flower show: Gold
RHS Chelsea Flower show: Gold, Royal Cornwall show: Gold
BBC Gardners World: Gold, RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower show: Gold
RHS Tatton Park Flower show: Gold, Taunton flower show: Gold
National Gardening show: Gold, Malvern Autumn show: Silver Gilt. Oops dropped a medal!
Truro Farmers Market
As already mentioned we sell plants locally in Truro. Here you will find a large range of garden worthy plants, named varieties of herbaceous perennials, shrubs, exotics and Camellias. Nearly all of which are grown on the nursery.