The programme of  guest speakers  

March – December 2022

March 8th – Mandy Bradshaw, freelance writer, editor and photographer ‘Finding the Angle at Chelsea – A journalist’s view of the world-famous flower show’

April 12th – Paul Green of Green Leaves Nursery is to give us a presentation entitled ‘Sensory Sensations’ highlighting the perfect plants to please all the senses.  Paul is bringing plants for sale.

May 10th – Jess Jones will give a talk entitled ‘We need to talk about Buxus’; covering its history and use, box blight and treatment and alternatives. Jess will bring some box plants to illustrate and also lots of other plants to sell.

June 14th – British botanist Timothy Walker is to talk about ‘Being a 21st Century gardener’. Hopefully he will offer some advice on how to help our gardens cope with the changing climate. Timothy retired from his position as the Horti Praefectus of the University of Oxford Botanic Garden and Harcourt Arboretum and now is an author and lecturer.

July 12th – Richard Rickitt a beekeeper and Editor of National Beekeeper magazine will be coming back to give his postponed talk on Gardening for Bees. He is a founder of ‘Bathbees’ which he runs with his wife. Richard will bring some of their bee-related products for sale.

No meeting in August 2022

Sept 13th – Peter Holloway, Past President of the British Fuchsia Society – ‘Propagating and growing Fuchsias’- with a practical demonstration

Oct  12th – Jonathan King, Chartered Landscape Architect  ’15 Years in China – a journey of landscape and learning’

Nov 8th – Tabitha Mayall – ‘Rewilding at Ready Token House’

Dec 13th – Victoria Logue from Whitehall Farmhouse Plants – ‘ The Highs and Lows of Vegetable Gardening’