2020 Programme – archive

Below is an archive of the talks for 2020. You can find the current schedule here.

Tues 7th Jan

Garden & Wood: Piers Wood & Louise Allen

Developing a Passion for Antique Garden Tools
As featured in Gardens Illustrated, ex RHS Wisley gardeners Piers and Louise left the rat race and now live sustainably in Oxfordshire running a thriving vintage garden business. Find out why old can be better than new!

Tues 4th Feb

Small is Beautiful: Julie Ritchie

Julie from Hoo House Nursery talks to us about easy alpines and low-growing perennials, all grown peat free.

Tues 3rd Mar

What’s New in Seasonal Colour: Stuart Lowen

Stuart will give us a ‘behind the scenes’ look at how plug plants are produced and talk about what’s new in bedding plants and colour trends for the year.

Tues 7th Apr

Growing Cut Flowers for your Home: Rachel Siegfried

Rachel will explain how to design and prepare a cutting patch in your garden and make the right selection of flowers for a continual supply of home-grown arrangements.

Tues 5th May

Pin me to the Wall… and do what you want with me! (Andrew Mikolajski)

How to choose and manage climbers and wall shrubs.

Tues 2nd June

The Perfume of Plants: John Baker & June Coley

Why and how plants are perfumed and how to create your own fragrant garden.

Sat 11th July

Garden Party (ticketed event)

Tickets from Lisa Young 07549 984187

Tues 1st Sept

Dry & drought conditions: Geoff Hodge

Geoff Hodge will be joining us to talk about Gardening in Dry and Drought Conditions – highly relevant for this year, and presumably future years too. Geoff is a freelance gardening and horticultural writer, author, editor and radio and TV broadcaster, and he’s visited the club before. He is a highly entertaining speaker.

This meeting will be hosted via Zoom. Please email skbgardeningclub@gmail.com for a Zoom invitation.

Tues 6th Oct

Ornamental Trees: Sam Mallett

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now!

Sam will give advice on what tree to plant, how to plant and after care, as well as what trees are suitable for wildlife.

She will also introduce us to Social and Therapeutic horticulture: how we connect to the garden and how it connects to us. How as humans we need to be around nature and why we feel better after spending time in our gardens.

This meeting will be hosted via Zoom. Please email skbgardeningclub@gmail.com for a Zoom invitation.

Tues 3rd Nov

TBC: Annual General Meeting

Details TBC.

Tues 1st Dec

TBC: Christmas Party (ticketed event)

Details TBC.

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