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 – Alan Holland, Manager of TWIGs, on The Work of TWIGs and the benefits its community garden brings to the local area

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 – Sue Dodd and Sue Smith on Butterflies and Moths in the garden and the plants we can include to help them

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’.