We are pleased to present the programme for 2024 which we hope members, and visitors, will find interesting and enjoyable.
Monday 8th January – Helen and Ross Barbour : ‘Frondy Friends’
Monday 5th February – Michael Marriot: Roses, the most garden worthy of all plants
Monday 4th March – Stephen Anderton: The Garden at New Inn Farm
Monday 8rd April – Andrew Mikolajski: Trees
The Michael Jefferson-Brown Spring Flowering Bulb competition; see notes below
Monday 6th May – David Butt: The History of Madresfield Gardens
Monday 3rd June – Daniel Jones: Eythrope Garden
Monday 1st July – Sue Mabberley: Wild Gardening at Nany-y-bedd
Monday 5th August – Paul Picton: Ancient and Modern; Rhododendrons in Our Time
Saturday 10th August – 80th Annual Flower and Produce Show
Monday 2nd September – Jack and Laura Willgoss: The Late Summer Border
Monday 7th October – The Percy Picton Memorial Lecture
Marcus Chilton-Jones: The Making of RHS Garden Bridgewater
The Ernest Ballard Aster Competition; see notes below
Monday 4th November – Pip Smith: Totally Tulips
Monday 2nd December – AGM followed by Duncan Coombs: The Flowering of the Desert
(Note: The AGM starts at 7pm, refreshments from 6:30 and the talk starts at 7:30pm)
Monday 6th January – Hugh Thomas: Flowering Shrubs All Year Round
The Michael Jefferson Brown Competition is for members only; there are two classes
1. Pot or container of growing flowering bulbs, corms or tubers.
2. Vase/container of cut flowers grown from bulbs, corms or tubers.
One entry per person in each class.
Exhibits are judged on quality and presentation. The Trophy will be awarded for the best overall exhibit.
Annual Flower and Produce Show
Held in Colwall Village Hall from 2pm to 5pm; it has open classes.
The schedule is available at the April meeting.
The Percy Picton Memorial Lecture
Admission by ticket only.
Reception from 7pm.
The Ernest Ballard Aster Competition
A vase of Michaelmas Daisies (perennial asters) of preferably mixed varieties. The Trophy will be awarded to the best exhibit.