2019 Calendar (archive)

Below is an archive of the talks for 2019. You can find the current schedule here.

February 5th: Taplow Court Garden (Phil Rollinson)
As head gardener at Taplow Court for over 7 years, Phil will talk on the Restoration & Innovation – the history of the English Country Garden.

March 5th: Reinvent your Garden (Tamsin Westhorpe)
Are you tired of your plot? Tamsin shares advice on giving your garden a new lease of life. Planting and design ideas that can be undertaken yourself.

April 2nd: Heavenly Hostas (John Baker and June Coley)
John Baker and June Colley together run the Hanging Hosta garden at Linford which is one of the finest Hosta gardens in the UK containing some 1500 different varieties.

May 7th: Green Manures (Rachel Roberts)
Green manures: what are they, and how can they help my soil? What makes a ‘good’ or ‘poor’ soil, and how do green manures aid food production – from field to vegetable patch.

June 4th: Practical Propagation (Victoria Logue)
Trained at Pershore College, Victoria worked for Bob Brown at Cotswold Garden Flowers. She now runs a tiny plant nursery in the Cotswolds.

July 13th (Saturday): Garden Party (ticketed event)

August 20th: Guided tour of Aston Pottery gardens
Free to members but partners and friends £5. Garden tour begins at 7pm, food available (optional, price tbc) beforehand. Tour and food must be pre-booked.

September 3rd: Stumperies, Ferns and Shady Friends (Andrew Tolman)
Andrew Tolman a professional gardener for 30 years and formally a Senior Gardener to the Prince of Wales in his private garden at Highgrove where amongst many things he developed a passion for Topiary.

September 14th (Saturday): ANNUAL SHOW

October 1st: Growing Vegetables in Small Gardens (Geoff Hawkins)
An illustrated talk showing how even the small garden can produce home grown produce.

November 5th: Annual General Meeting

December 3rd: Christmas Party