Programme of Events: 2019
Paul Patton, a horticultural consultant, writer, speaker and broadcaster , will give us tips on how to grow & enjoy all types of herbs in the garden, containers & kitchen. He covers herb teas & other drinks as well as herbs to attract bees, butterflies & other pollinators. He also explores herbs in history, sending a billet douce and pot pourri!
Saturday 11 10 00 am PLANT SALE at Ellesborough Village Hall, Butlers Cross
This is a great opportunity to buy locally grown perennials, vegetables and annuals. Come early – everything will be sold by about 11 am on past form.
Tuesday 4 8 00 pm Plants And Climate Change
Martin Hodgson, a plant scientist from Oxford Brookes University, will talk to us on this very topical subject. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Human Sciences at the University of Oxford with over 100 publications to his name, mostly in international scientific journals.
Tuesday 2 Evening Garden Visit: Kingsbridge At Steeple Clayton
Stunning 6 acre garden imaginatively created over the last 26 years with colour themed herbaceous borders, topiary yews and a natural stream with bog plants through woodland garden with many walks.
Sunday 7 2 00 – 4 30 pm SUMMER SHOW at Stewart Hall.
Sunday 1 2 00 – 4 30 pm AUTUMN SHOW at Stewart Hall.
Tuesday 3 8 00 pm Pin me to the wall and do what you want with me! How to Choose and Manage Climbers and Wall Shrubs
Andrew Mikolajski, a horticultural consultant, writer and speaker returns to discuss how to make the most of climbers and wall shrubs.
Tuesday 1 8 00 pm The Garden in Autumn and Winter
Margaret Easter, an experienced photographer and speaker, talks to us about what to grow so that there are always some plants flowering from September to early March. The talk is based mainly on the plants grown in her Hertfordshire plantsman’s garden.
Tuesday 5 8 00 pm Two Poppies – the Field or Remembrance Poppy and the Opium Poppy
This talk, by Professor Sandy Primrose, scientist and author, will describe how these poppies impact our lives today and those of our servicemen and servicewomen.
Tuesday 3 8 00pm Chiltern Woodlands
John Morris, Director of the Chiltern Woodlands Project, will give a general talk about the Chiltern woods, their history, management, archaeology and their ancient woodland flora.
.Meetings are held at 8.00 pm every 1st Tuesday of the month (except January and August) at Stewart Hall, Little Kimble. Although we pride ourselves on our expert speakers, all talks are very informal and are followed by refreshments and a raffle.
Visitors are always welcome – do come and try one of our meetings. If you decide you would like to join please make yourself known to any Committee member or contact Brian Butler at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please see our website for further information.