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Wednesday 13 September
David Smith FRPS "A Tale of Two Gardens"
After a successful career as an academic botanist, David has fulfilled his early ambition to become a photographer. His botanical photographs have been exhibited in 18 countries and won numerous national and international awards.
This talk is a photographic account of the construction of two gardens. The first is for a barn conversion at Crackpot in Swaledale, the second shows the restyling of a traditional lawn and flowerbeds garden at a modern house in Stokesley. The photos illustrate garden construction, vistas of the finished gardens and plants in close-up. www.farm4.clik.com/dallsmith/
Wednesday 11 October
Chris Small "Winter Containers"
Chris Small has owned and run Orchard Nurseries, York, since 1992. He has a degree in horticulture and a diploma in garden design, so the nursery prides itself on offering unbiased expert plant advice and individual garden assessments. Chris will give a demonstration of planting winter baskets and ideas for permanent planting in tubs. www.orchardnurseries-york.co.uk
Wednesday 8 November
Vanessa Cook “Pulmonaria and hardy geraniums”
Vanessa Cook trained at Askham Bryan College and has spent over 25 years running Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens and nursery, where she held the national collection of pulmonaria for 10 years. The nursery offers one of the largest selections of hardy geraniums in the UK. Vanessa will bring plants for you if pre-ordered. www.stillingfleetlodgenurseries.co.uk