Lectures, Visits and Annual Show

All talks are at 7.30pm at FRESHFORD VILLAGE MEMORIAL HALL. Members free. Visitors £3.00. Everyone welcome. Download a summary programme hereIf anyone is interested in going on the summer outings they should contact Penny Jones on 01225 723447 or email peter.pennyjones@gmail.com

      

2019 

9 January

THE BISHOP’S PALACE GARDEN, WELLS 

James Cross, Head Gardener, will talk about the past, present and future of this beautiful garden. 


6 February 

SOME NOTES ON COLLECTING AND GROWING SEEDS 

Janet Berlin of Duck Pond Farm Barn, Wingfield, will pass on some of the expertise she has gained through growing and propagating her own plants 


6 March 

AGM/MY GARDENING INSPIRATION AND THREE NATIONAL TRUST GARDENS I HAVE LOOKED AFTER: THE COURTS, BODNANT AND SISSINGHURST 

Troy Scott Smith 


3 April 

WATER IN GARDENS 

Alan Eason, of Floramour, Gillingham will cover the design and construction of water features and will recommend a choice of suitable plants. 


1 May 

GLORIOUS SHADE 

Jenny Rose Carey from the US will describe dazzling plants, design ideas and proven techniques for the shady garden.

 

18 May 

PLANTS SALE 


9 June 

WEST LITTLETON GARDENS 

Refreshments available 2.30pm £5.00 

Visit some outstanding gardens in West Littleton. 


26 June 

OUTING TO FOREST LODGE, Penselwood BA9 8LL incl. refreshments 2.00pm £8.50 


31 August 

ANNUAL SHOW 


2 October 

PRUNING AND UNDERPLANTING OF ROSES 

Thomas Stone, one time gardener at Mottisfont. 


6 November 

HERITAGE VEGETABLES 

Sally Nex explores the history, flavours and stories behind our oldest vegetable varieties with some quirky stories attached.

 

4 December 

HERBS FOR CHRISTMAS – FOOD, CRAFTS AND SUPERSTITION 

Christina Stapley explores the decorative possibilities of evergreens, old superstitions and the use of herb roots, seeds and petals in sweets, liqueurs, stuffings 


2020


8 January 

MEMOIRS OF A SHOW JUDGE – incl. BATH IN BLOOM 

John Tucker reminisces on his days as a judge of produce in local flower shows and of Bath in Bloom 


   



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Parish Council Communications,
2 Dec 2018, 06:53