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Grampound man agrees to become new chair of the National Garden Scheme in Cornwall

By West Briton  |  Posted: January 22, 2014

By Chris Matthews

Bryan Coode, who has been appointed chair of the National Garden Scheme in Cornwall.

Bryan Coode, who has been appointed chair of the National Garden Scheme in Cornwall.

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A GRAMPOUND man is celebrating after being appointed chairman of the National Garden Scheme in Cornwall.

Bryan Coode, from Carwinnick, takes over from William Croggon, who held the position for 14 years.

"I feel very honoured to be appointed chair of the National Garden Scheme in Cornwall and look forward to continuing to build on all that William Croggon achieved," he said.

"I'm very fortunate to have an excellent, dedicated team of people working with me and hope that together we continue to showcase a wide variety of Cornish gardens, encouraging even more local residents to pick up their trowels and make the most of their surroundings."

Cornish gardeners who open their gates to the public as part of the National Garden Scheme help raise £50,000 annually, with all proceeds donated to charity.

Mr Coode's appointment is the latest in a host of roles he has held since returning to Cornwall in 1999.

He has spent six years as chairman of the Cornwall Garden Society and been a governor of Falmouth University, a trustee of Trebah Gardens, vice-chairman of the Cornwall Development Project and chairman of the National Lobster Hatchery in Padstow.

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