January

Saturday 27th

Talk:  ‘Pond Owner’s Calendar’ by Linda Smith.

2.30pm Stowupland Village Hall IP14 4BQ

About the speaker: Linda Smith started Waterside Nursery twenty-one years ago. The Nursery is the winner of six Chelsea Gold Medals and is the only recipient of a Chelsea Gold for Aquatic plants in the Chelsea Pavilion during the last twenty years. The exhibit showcases their plant range of water lilies and pond plants and also the small fibreglass container ponds with miniature plantings that allows water to be introduced to the very smallest of garden spaces.


February

Saturday  24th.

Talk: ‘Kirstenbosch and the Cape Floristic Region.’ by  Philyp Styner.

2.30pm Stowupland Village Hall IP14 4BQ

About the speaker:  In 1999, Phylip took up a placement within the Kirstenbosch Botanic Garden in Cape Town, on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, which grows and maintains collections of indigenous South African flora gardens. Trained at Askham Bryan College, York, Phylip has gardened widely throughout the UK and was Head Gardener at Cottesbrooke Hall in Northamptonshire for nine years. He regularly appeared on BBC Radio Northampton’s gardeners’ question time.