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Zoom Time - Winter Lectures Announced

We are delighted to announce our programme of winter lectures. Now is the perfect time to start planning for the year ahead and we hope that these lectures will give you some inspiration! We opted to hold the lectures online via Zoom once again given continued uncertainty about covid restrictions. We also recognise that many of you are content to stay at home during these cold, dark evenings with a glass of your favourite beverage in hand and a comfy seat. We hope these lectures have something for everyone! Booking is essential - please visit our Events page for booking information.


Thursday, 27 January

Catherine Horwood – Beth Chatto – A Life with Plants

7.00pm via Zoom


‘It is a fascinating, honest and skilfully put together read. It is the only book on this great woman's life, and one well worth having.' Fergus Garrett, The Garden, April 2020.

Catherine Horwood is a social historian and author of Beth Chatto: A Life with Plants, which won the European Garden Book of the Year 2019.




Thursday, 24 February: Jim Arbury – Pruning and Caring for Fruit Trees

7.00pm via Zoom


This talk will cover the care and pruning of fruit trees including apples, pears and stone fruits. Jim will discuss formative pruning for young trees as well as pruning more established trees. He will discuss the techniques used and merits of winter and summer pruning. Jim Arbury is experienced in all aspects of growing a wide range of hardy fruit from propagation to harvest and has worked at RHS Wisley since 1982.



Thursday, 17 March: Barney Millard – Creating your Garden: Tips for Thriving Plants in Spaces that Work

7.00pm via Zoom


Discover an array of ideas for evolving your garden into purposeful spaces with an air of design during this practically-focused talk from a gardener with a passion for plants and pottering in the garden. Learn how to identify the microclimates and soil conditions within your garden in order to select for right-plant, right-place and grow your gardening success. Barney was a Horticultural Educator at RHS Wisley and has his Diploma in Practical Horticulture and Level 3 Horticulture from RHS.

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