Other Groups Zoom Talks January 2021.

Details of other Zoom talks for 2021.

  • Monmouthshire Group.Saturday 16th January at 2.30pm when Sharon Cooke, Head Gardener and Curator will bring us some of the magic of the world class Andromeda Botanic Gardens, Barbados. Tropical attire and rum punch optional!
  • A little background: These, originally private, 6 acres of tropical gardens were created by the great Iris Bannochie – multiple RHS Chelsea medal winner and recipient of the Veitch Memorial Medal – and have featured in many publications, on BBC Gardeners’ World and in Sharon’s recent talk for Kew. Take a look for yourself as Sharon shows how they continue to evolve, with over 500 plant species across 90 plant families providing an enchanting journey through an ever-changing landscape. Owned by the Barbados National Trust, Andromeda Botanic Gardens is the only RHS Partner Garden in the West Indies and also provides education and training in all aspects of garden and landscape design, horticulture and sustainable practices. Sharon will provide plenty of images and insights into the management and development of this truly wonderful place.  As usual, HPS members and non-members are all welcome. The cost will be £3 per person for national HPS members (of any Local Group or none) and £5 per person for non-members, plus £1 for each raffle ticket. If you’d like to book your place/s, please reply to this note asap, including – if you are an HPS member and haven’t told us already – your group name and membership number where known. Please do not pay though until we have confirmed your reservation.  Places are limited, even on Zoom, so entrance to the online meeting/talk, and the associated raffle, will be for those with confirmed and paid bookings only.
  • Lincolnshire HPS group –  Saturday January 23rd at 2pm. “Making Windcliff” by Dan Hinkley. £4 Lincolnshire HPS members, £5 all others. For places, please contact:  Jane.m.guy@gmail.comDan Hinkley will discuss the development of his new garden, Windcliff, over the past two decades illustrating the reasoning behind his decisions, his inspirations as well as the plants he has employed. Windcliff sits on a high, south-facing bluff overlooking the Puget Sound in Washington State. The plants represent 30 years of collecting seed of hardy plants from similar climates from around the world.

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