We now have a programme of Zoom Meetings which are open to all

Saturday 20th Feb 2021 at 14:00

Tracy Foster

Zoom Meeting

A Chelsea Gold medal winning garden designer, Tracy has almost 20 years’ experience in the field of garden design.

DESIGNER TIPS FOR YOUR GARDEN – starts at 14:30

Learn about the principles of garden design and how you can apply them to your own garden. I’ll also share some of my own tips and tricks that I find useful when designing gardens for clients.

Get ideas for how to make small gardens seem bigger, large gardens become more intimate, how to make your garden more private or disguise an oddly shaped garden, as well as taking a look at using colour, plants, materials and accessories to enhance your space.

Friday 19th March 7pm

Andrew Tolman

Zoom Meeting

Andrew has just completed over 10 years of service as a Senior Gardener for HRH the Prince Of Wales. Since joining Highgrove in 2002 he has had a varied role gaining experience in many areas of the garden. He has developed a passion for topiary, ferns and other woodland plants as well as continuously having the pleasure of the care of the iconic Stumpery.

STUMPERIES, FERNS AND SHADY FRIENDS - starts at 7:30 pm

Friday 16th April 2021 at 19:00

Timothy Walker

Zoom Meeting

For many people pruning is as bewildering as potions were to the young Harry Potter but armed with the 10 principles in this talk you will never fear pruning again.  In addition to these principles Timothy looks at the various classes of pruning with many examples of trees & shrubs commonly found in gardens.

THE SUBTLE ART & EXACT SCIENCE OF PRUNING

Recent testimonial “To turn the stressful task of pruning into such a hilarious undertaking was a great tonic for those of us terrified of ‘doing the wrong thing at the wrong time’!  I for one will be much more relaxed next time I go out into the garden armed with my secateurs”.

Indoor Meeting Friday 16th July 2021 at 19:30

Bob Brown

Meeting in St Boniface Church Hall

Bob has a lifelong obsession with hardy perennials and is known for voicing  often critical opinions of the thousands of plants he's grown or tried to grow. He started his nursery, Cotswold Garden Flowers, 30 years ago in Worcestershire.

PLANTS THAT HAVE CAUGHT MY ATTENTION

Bob has a regular monthly column in  "Which Gardening" and is a holder of the Veitch Memorial Medal awarded for the science and advancement of horticulture. His specialist nursery, based in Evesham, stocks a huge range of unusual perennials, with a focus on good old-fashioned plants, newly introduced plants bred for not only colour and form but for vigour as well, and plants newly introduced from the wild.

Indoor Meeting Friday 17th Sept 2021 at 19:30

Paul Green

Indoor Meeting at St Boniface Church Hall

Paul has worked in horticulture for over 25 years both in the UK and briefly in the USA, and has run his own nursery, Green’s Leaves, since the mid 90’s. At the nursery Paul grows a wide range of exotic and unusual plants, many from the Southern Hemisphere. He says ‘anything weird!’.

PLANTS OF THE SEASON

Plants of the Season is a practical talk, with real plants, covering seasonal topics such as propagation, pruning, best use in the garden, any pest and diseases or cultivation problems etc.

Indoor Meeting Friday 15th Oct 2021 at 19:30

Jaime Blake

Indoor Meeting at St Boniface Church Hall

Jaime is the curator of the late Alan Bloom's garden at Bressingham and has worked there for over 25 years. He has therefore, a vast experience of the gardens and its plants. He worked closely with Alan Bloom in his early years at the garden. Jaime's talk will take us on a journey through the extraordinary life of his late father-in-law from his early life in Cambridgeshire, to Bressingham in Norfolk, on to Canada and back to Bressingham.

ALAN BLOOM - a thinker and doer.