2020

January

Saturday 25th

Talk: “Peonies wild and tame”
Speaker: Gail Harland
2.30pm Stowupland Village Hall, IP14 4BQ
Gail is involved with several horticultural societies and is also the
newsletter editor for the Peony Society as well as the secretary for the
Peony Group of the The Hardy Plant Society.

February

Saturday 22nd

Talk: “In the land of the giants”
Speaker:Linda Heywood
2:30pm Stowupland Village Hall, IP14 4BQ
Linda, of Echium World, a specialist nursery in Nottingham holds the
National Collection of Echium species and cultivars from the
Macaronesian Islands.

March

Saturday 28th

Talk: “Garden chasing in Japan”
Speaker: Barbara Segall
2:30pm Stowupland Village Hall, IP14 4BQ
Barbara is an author and journalist, well known to our members. After an extensive tour of Japan, she will be giving us an insight into the extraordinary gardens which she visited.

April

Saturday 25th

Talk: “Shade and semi-shade”
Speaker: Colin Ward
2:30pm Stowupland Village Hall, IP14 4BQ
Colin, of Swines Meadow Nursery, grows a range of plants and exotics on the edge of the fens where he has created a microclimate to accommodate his palms and other unusual plants.

September

Saturday 26th

Talk: “The Late Show”
Speaker: Andrew Ward
Stowupland Village Hall, IP14 4BQ
Dr Andrew Ward comes to us from Norwell Nurseries which is based
around a 1 acre plantsman’s garden which holds over 2,500 different
species. He will be discussing plants for the end of the season.

October

Saturday 31st

Talk: “Garden bugs – cohabit, conserve or control?”
Speaker: Dr Ian Bedford
2:30pmStowupland Village Hall, IP14 4BQ
Ian is a senior member of the John Innes Centre where he manages the entomology team and all of the facility’s work activities. He will be taking a look at your ‘pest-control’ options.

November

Saturday 28th

AGM and Talk: “Growing a productive and healthy garden with nature and wildlife in mind.”
Speaker: Gabi Reid.
2:30pm Stowupland Village Hall, IP14 4BQ
Situated in rural Gissing on the Waveney Valley, Gabriel’s garden, an organic cutting garden, was born of a lifelong passion for wildlife. Gabi has worked on creating the perfect soil.

 


Everyone is welcome to our talks. Unless indicated otherwise, lectures are free to members, with £5 entrance fee for non-members.

Details of past programmes for 2017-2019 can be found on the Events page.