Guest speakers are organised for each evening meeting throughout the garden club year. The talks typically last one hour and include a mix of garden-related subjects. All guest speakers share one thing in common – they are all passionate about their subject.
The programme for 2019:
12th March – Christine Skelmersdale, MD of Broadleigh Bulbs on ‘All Year Round Bulbs’
9th April – John Ball, Founder of FAB Swindon which has a mission to make Swindon the butterfly capital of the world on ‘Establishing wildflower habitats’
14th May – Mervyn Reed, who loves to share his knowledge gained over 35 years in horticulture and will host a ‘Gardeners’ Question Time and Plant Doctor’ session for the club
11th June – Alan Holland, Manager of TWIGs, on The Work of TWIGs and the benefits its community garden brings to the local area
9th July – Nathalie Mignotte on the ‘Red Fortress and Summer Residence; the gardens of the Alhambra and Generalife in Granada, Spain
August – no meeting
10th September – Mary and Terry Baker of the Botanic Nursery on ‘Terry’s Favourites’. The Botanic Nursery holds the National Collection of Foxgloves so some will feature among Terry’s diverse selection of favourites
8th October – Paul Barney of Edulis Nursery on his plant hunting exploits ‘Shipwrecks, bombs and bananas; 25 years of Edulis Nursery’.