Events

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  • September
    Plant fair at RHS Rosemoor, Great Torrington
    Open day for the National Plant Collection of Symphyotrichum (Aster) novae-angliae. National Plant Collection planted in a dedicated area with some cultivars duplicated in mixed borders around a 1.5 acre garden.
    Talk in Knutsford: ‘Three contrasting southern gardens’ by Jane Allison, of Mayfield Plants and Garden Design
    Show: Plant Heritage exhibit at RHS Malvern Autumn Show
    Open day to see the National Plant Collection, Quercus. A world renowned Quercetum planted in the last 30 years. Tours will be given by the Curator and Head Gardener. 40 acres with some 600 specimen trees, 3'-40' in height.
    Open Day to see the National Plant Collections, Fraxinus and Pinus spp.
  • October
    Talk in Rhuddlan, Denbighshire: ‘Fungi - often feared and misunderstood - all you ever needed to know’ by Kevin Bailey
    Visit: Nymans Garden, Handcross nr Haywards Heath
    Autumn Day in Edington, Bridgwater: ‘History of the Flower Pot’ and ‘Breaking the Rules – Container Gardening with a Twist’ by Jonathan Garratt, FRSA, professional potter and horticulturist
    Annual Nerine Festival, free entry. Our first festival with National Collection Status. There will be plants to buy every day and someone to answer your questions each Saturday and Sunday.
    Plant fair: Felley Priory, Underwood, Nottingham
    Talk in Cobham: ‘NW Burma - in the footsteps of Frank Kingdon-Ward’ by Paul Barney, of Edulis Nursery
    Ron Sidwell Memorial Lecture in Avonbank, Pershore: ‘Stumperies, ferns and shady friends' by Andrew Tolman, who previously gardened for the Prince of Wales at Highgrove.
    Open day to see the National Plant Collection of Malus domestica (Hampshire & Isle of Wight pre-1960 cvs.). Display of Heritage Apples including tasting, advice on selection, rootstocks and growing. Orchard open to visit.
    Talk in Dorchester: ‘The accidental flower grower’ by Charlie Ryrie, of the Real Cut Flower Garden
    Talk in Shrewsbury: ‘Plant Hunting in Uganda’ by Mark Duffell, group member and plant hunter
    Talk in Warwick: ‘Plants – they just don’t read the books’ by Sally Gregson, of Mill Cottage Plants
    Open garden in Kemsing, Sevenoaks - a wonderful opportunity to visit Julian Reed's choice Ferns and National Plant Collection of Polypodium
    Open day to see the National Plant Collections, Dionaea Sarracenia. 6,000 and Dionaea & Sarracenia plants to see. Plants for sale, food and refreshments available.
    Talk in Great Shelford, Cambridge: ‘The Garden of East Bergholt Place and its National Collection of deciduous Euonymus’ by Matthew Tanton Brown
    An interesting talk in Shurdington, near Cheltenham about the joys of plant hunting on holiday, by Plant Heritage member Ingrid Millington of Hillview Hardy Plants in Shropshire. Plants for sale.
    Talk in Shelford, Nottinghamshire: ‘The wonderful world of Salvias’ by Janet Buist, a Salvia specialist
    Talk in Ponteland, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland: ‘National Collection of Pemberton Roses’ by Catherine Penny, Collection Holder and chairman of North West Group
    Autumn Fair with opportunity to see the National Plant Collections: Acer (excl. japonicum, palmatum cvs.), Betula & Zelkova. Over 40 plant and craft stalls from a wide range of local specialist nurseries. Many rare and unusual plants will be available, some of them propagated at the Gardens.
    Open day to see the National Plant Collection, Cydonia oblonga. Naturally landscaped 47 acre woodland site, incorp 2½ acre walled garden with Quince National Plant Collection, herb garden, rose-walk & herbaceous
    Open day to see the National Plant Collection, Chrysanthemum (Hardy) Dispersed. Some plants are in gardens others on adjacent allotment. 120 vars available to buy.
    Open day to see the National Plant Collection of Malus domestica (Hampshire & Isle of Wight pre-1960 cvs.). Display of Heritage Apples including tasting, advice on selection, rootstocks and growing. Orchard open to visit.
    Talk in Alloway, Ayr: The Fourth River: Forrest’s legacy (George Forrest’s plant introductions)’ by Professor David Rankin
    Talk in Sandridge, St Albans: ‘Growing fruit in Herts’ by Martin Day, the head gardener
    Talk in Wimborne: ‘Special plants means specialised nurseries’ by Chris Ireland-Jones, of Avon Bulbs. Bulbs for sale and plant swap
    Open weekend to see the National Plant Collection of Liquidambar. Woodland setting of 4 acres, with many other species of trees, particularly rare Quercus, Nyssa and Fagus. Accessible to wheelchairs in dry weather.
    Visit to Roseland House, Chacewater to see the National Collection of Lapageria and talk about 'Madiera'
    Visit: Autumn colours – a tour of the Beale Arboretum and its National Collections (Carpinus betulus cvs. and Taxodium spp. and cvs.) to be given by the owner, Andrew Beale.
    Open day to see the National Plant Collections, Carpinus betulus cvs. and Taxodium spp. & cvs. The Beale Arboretum is a 35 acre site surrounding the country house hotel, with over 800 species. Guided tours, teas in garden and in hotel.
    Talk in Bawburgh: ‘Spring Cottage - gardening with the best beloved’ by Val Bourne
    AGM & Autumn Lecture in Haywards Heath: ‘Trees for an urban arboretum’ by Jim Gardiner
    Talk in Stowupland: ‘Mr Bowles and his garden’ by James Hall and Helena Dove, from Myddelton House Gardens.
    Talk in Knutsford: ‘Fantastic plants at Ness’ by Tim Baxter, Ness Botanic Garden botanist
  • November
    Talk in Rhuddlan, Denbighshire: ‘RHS Bridgewater, Worsley - the RHS Garden being developed near Manchester’ by Marcus Chilton-Jones, the curator
    Talk in Dorchester: ‘Plants for winter and spring’ by Nigel Rowland, Long Acre Plants
    Talk in Warwick: ‘Autumn into winter’ - Celebrity Lecture by John Massey, Ashwood Nursery
    Talk in Edington, Bridgwater: ‘The Beauty of Foliage’ by Don Everitt, horticulturist and nurseryman
    Max Walters Memorial Lecture in Cambridge by Professor Beverley Glover
    Talk in Shelford, Nottinghamshire: ‘The all-year bulb garden’ by Jim Almond
    Talk in Shurdington, Cheltenham: ‘Plants grown for fragrance’ by Felicity Down
    Talk in Ponteland, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland: ‘Alpine meadow plants’ by Alan Furness, Alpine Garden Society member and specialist in Celmisia
    Talk in Cobham: ‘The winter garden at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens’ by David Jewell, head of collections at the Hampshire garden
    Talk in Avonbank, Pershore: ‘The RHS Award of Garden Merit’ by Robin Pearce, chairman of the RHS Herbaceous Committee
    AGM and talk in Balkeerie, Eassie by Catherine Erskine, of Cambo Estate, National Collection Holder of Galanthus
    Talk and AGM in Wimborne: ‘Echeverias and other succulents for shape, form, colour and texture’ by Brian Hiley, an RHS judge
    AGM and talk in Alloway, Ayr: ‘Plantlife Scotland’ by Davie Black
    Talk in Compton, Winchester: ‘Plants and people of India’s North East Frontier’ by Tom Clarke
    Talks & AGM in Longdown, nr Exeter: ‘Dilemmas of a nobody’ by Julian Sutton and ‘Puya hunting in the Andes’ by Tom Hart-Dyke
    Elizabeth Ashbrook Memorial Lecture: ‘Garden Hunting in China’ by Timothy Walker
    AGM followed by talk in Knutsford: ‘Bulbs of the Peloponnese’ by Razvan Chisu
  • December
    Pre-Christmas lecture in Dorchester by Alan Power, head gardener of NT Stourhead
    Talk in Great Shelford, Cambridge: ‘A nurseryman’s wanderings in New Zealand’ by Colin Ward, plus bring-and-share lunch
 
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