Wednesday, 4 January 2023
Making Gardening Achievable
Making gardening achievable and accessible. Looking at design, plant choices and equipment. Sue loves gardening and does so not only with her small hands but her feet due to an upper limb disability. With over 30 years’ experience she has plant and design ideas to make gardening easy for all ages and abilities.
Wednesday, 1 February 2023
Hardy geraniums. Robin has the largest collection of hardy geraniums in North America. Her nursery Geraniaceae is located in Marin County north of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. She will share her knowledge and experience with us by Zooming to St Monica's.
Wednesday, 1 March 2023
An Introduction to Forest Gardening
Rob has a one hectare forest garden on the northern slopes of the Mendips which is an oasis of biodiversity and abundance. He has given more than two hundred talks to garden clubs and revisits on a regular basis. In his talk Rob will give us an innovative introduction to forest gardening. He will encourage audience participation.
Please note that there will not be a slide show. LIVE MEETING ONLY
Wednesday, 5 April 2023
Alpine expert, Richard Horswood, will tell us all we need to know about these stunning little plants.
Wednesday, 3 May 2023
Restoration of Walled Gardens
Dr Sylvia Travers has a PhD in pomology and plant science. Sylvia oversaw the construction and planting of the Paradise and Kitchen gardens at RHS Bridgewater. She specialises in the design, creation and restoration of kitchen gardens and is committed to no-dig, regenerative, inclusive horticulture.
Wednesday, 7 June 2023
Plant and Garden Photography
Richard was one of our early zoom speakers when he delighted us with his Winter Garden and gave us the inspiration for our Christmas Day flower survey. As well as being a horticulturalist Richard is a professional photographer. In this talk he will look at practical ways to make good images of plants and gardens.
Wednesday, 6 September 2023
Advolly is a Garden, Landscape and Social historian. She has written and presented garden history led features for BBC Gardeners World as well as audio features on plant history for BBC Gardeners Question Time. This talk will briefly look at some people and plants in history that have shaped our gardens.
Wednesday, 4 October 2023
There are many good plants with highly decorative fruits and berries.
Howard will take a look at how valuable they can be in helping conserve garden wildlife
Wednesday, 8 November 2023
From Spuds to Chelsea
Cleve West, a garden designer who has won numerous medals at Chelsea, will tell us of his horticultural journey giving examples of his
private work as well as his show gardens.
Wednesday, 6 December 2023
Crayfish on the Lawn and Other Garden Stories
Joff is a professional gardener and podcaster. His talk will cover the many interesting things he comes across and will include excerpts from his podcasts and videos of some things he guarantees we will not have seen before – and of course interesting plants!