All talks are at 7.30pm at FRESHFORD VILLAGE MEMORIAL HALL. Members free. Visitors £3.00 (from 1st January 2016). Everyone welcome. Download a summary programme here. If anyone is interested in going on the summer outings they should contact Penny Jones on 01225 723447 or email email@example.com.
A former corporate sustainability consultant, Tania Pascoe, a passionate gardener who lives locally, set out on a journey across Britain to rediscover the magical butterfly filled memories of her childhood. Her book: ‘ Wild Garden Weekends’, the first guidebook of its kind, was published in 2015.
Tania will tell us about the traditional cottage gardens and ancient orchards, kitchen-gardens and contemporary gardens planted for bees and wildlife which she discovered during the course of her research. She will also speak about wildflower-rich meadows grasslands and woodlands, of which only a fragment remain but which need our appreciation and support as never before. And she will also share her experiences of trying to bring in the lessons she has learned into her garden at the Old Doctors House, Freshford.
1 February 2017
Alan and Vicki Mowat who live in Limpley Stoke and run the local branch of Riverford Organics in Bath will talk about this thriving organisation based in Buckfastleigh.
A PASSION FOR CLIMBERS
Jane Lindsay of Tynings Nursery, Tickenham, Gold medal winner at Chelsea, will share her passion for climbing plants.
Paul and Helen Green of Greens Leaves Nursery, Newent who specialize in unusual and rare shrubs, will provide a taster of their cultivation and charms.
Outing: The Corderries, Chalford Nr Stroud
£7.00 incl. tea & cake
Outing: BEGGARS KNOLL, Newtown, Westbury BA13 3ED
£9.00 incl. tea & cake
GARDEN ON A HILLSIDE
Michelle Wake, of Greenwave Garden Design Co. will offer some new ideas for gardening in hillside situations.
TREES – CULTIVATION AND CURRENT DISEASES
Richard Cripps, long time judge of Freshford & District Horticultural Show, will talk about the cultivation and current diseases affecting native and ornamental trees in the UK.
Mary Payne, winner of Chelsea and Hampton Court Gold Medals, will bring some Winter garden magic to Freshford, supported by wine and nibbles on our last meeting before Christmas.
3 January 2018
GARDENS OF SICILY
Nick Wray, the Curator at Bristol Botanic Gardens will talk about the Gardens and Landscapes of Sicily.