|Year and Date||Title||Speaker||Description|
|2020 - January 9th||The Four Seasons - Cotswold Style||Mandy Bradshaw|
To start our new year Mandy Bradshaw, who was awarded PPA Garden journalist for 2018, will give us a talk which looks at Cotswold gardens through every season.
|2020 - February 13th||How to be a 21st Century Gardener||Timothy Walker|
This topic was raised by a number of members during this year. So Timothy Walker, formerly Director of the University of Oxford Botanic Garden and Harcourt Arboretum, will talk about how we can be 21st century gardeners. He will look at the many ways that gardeners can reduce their impact on the world’s natural resources and at the same time help those plants whose habitat is evolving faster than they can. It is about much more than global warming and using peat!
|2020 - March 12th||Penstemons and Other Summer Sun Lovers||Julie Ritchie|
Penstemons and other Summer Sun LoversA closer look at a flamboyant genus and the perennials that grow well with them.
|2020 - April 9th|
|David Austin Roses||Mervyn Reed||Mervyn will take us through the work involved in creating the famous range of varieties that is David
|2020 - May 14th|
|Tulip Mania||Allan Wells||The Netherlands and Tulips are synonymous, but what is the real story of the mania that almost
destroyed the country. Alan will unfold the story.|
|2020 - June 11th|
|Islamic Gardens||Nathalie Mignotte||Nathalie
will look at the relationship between faith and landscape and their influence
on Islamic garden design: use of geometric pattern, water and also the
symbolism of some plants|
|2020 - July 9th||Ornamental Grasses||Robin Pearce||Ornamental Grasses - Ornamental Grasses can
create new dimension to a garden, providing a naturalist feel with a great
sense of movement. The talk will explore the range of grasses available and
providing a guide on how to grow and use them effectively.|
|2020 - August 13th||Tales From the Potting Shed||Katherine Kear||This is a fun look at the ‘what to do or not do in the garden’. Some of the oldest garden advice was not found in a gardening book, but from the wisdom of green-fingered gardeners from long ago.|
|2020 - September 10th||Pruning in Autumn||Howard Drury||Howard is one of our favourite speakers and always gives a really interesting talk which gives you new ideas on his subject. He also brings along some wonderful photographs. |
|2020 - October 8th||Planting Pots for Winter and Spring||Harriet Ryecroft||A notorious pot planter, professional gardener and writer, Harriet will give us an illustrated talk about gardening in containers for the Winter and Spring.|
|2020 - November 12th ||AGM|
|2020 - December 10th||12 Plants for Christmas. Followed by a bring and share supper.||Julie Henderson|
The 12 Plants of Christmas - a festive look at our favourite Christmas plants.
It will be a fun, informative talk looking at some of the folklore, history, botany, horticulture and interesting facts relating to the plants which make up our Christmas festivities.