FORTHCOMING MEETINGS - 2019
FOR ACTIVITIES FROM MAY TO AUGUST SEE THE VISITS PAGE
Wednesday 13 February
Garden Club Question Time with expert Martin Fish
You can send your questions in advance to Caroline Brannigan email@example.com
or just turn up on the night. Bring your most embarrassing specimens with you (or photos). There's no such thing as a silly question. Please don't think that everyone else in the room is an expert. They're not!
Martin has been gardening since he was a boy helping his Grandma in her traditional cottage garden. He has since gone on to broaden his horticultural field by training and working in a council parks department then moving on to own his own landscape/nursery business. He writes for various garden publications and is a garden expert on BBC Radio. He loves nothing more than sharing his knowledge and talking about all things gardening, so is looking forward to joining Richmond Garden Club for question time.
You'll also have the chance to buy Gardening On The Menu, Martin and Jill Fish's new book at a special discount price ( £12.95, usually £15.99). This is a practical guide to over 25 different fruit and vegetables to grow in your garden with over 100 tried and trusted, easy to follow recipes.
Wednesday 13 March
Jane Morris "Plants of Tomorrow: What science has in store for our gardens"
Plants that light up at night, apples and potatoes that won't go brown - these are just some of the things we might see in garden centres one day. On a more practical level, scientists are also developing plants that grow more efficiently and need fewer chemicals and fertilizers. But does that mean they'll all be genetically modified? Many GM plants are banned within Europe. Jane will explain in layman's terms what other scientific methods are being used that might not be regarded as GM.
Jane Morris is one of our members and acts as an international consultant on issues relating to modern biotechnology, particularly in developing countries.
Wednesday 10 April
Fiona Dean "How to make a great hanging basket which survives the summer"
Fiona Dean, of Ravensworth Nurseries, established in 1966 five miles from Richmond, will be telling us about the best kinds of hanging containers, what growing medium works well and how to keep the plants looking fresh and blooming all summer. Fiona will also be giving us new ideas on what we can grow in hanging containers. She'll be bringing some plants and baskets to buy or order.
Wednesday 8 May
Members' Evening “Eat, talk, share”
Anna Jackson and Jenny Haywood are planning this. Send your suggestions for what should be included to firstname.lastname@example.org. Full details of the evening will sent out in April.
Wednesday 11 September
Camassia, Chris Beardshaw, Chelsea and Chaos with Stella Exley
Stella is an independent hardy plant nurserywoman, based in Alne, North Yorkshire, and the National Collection holder of camassia. An exhibitor at all the major shows, she’ll be giving a light hearted look behind the scenes of Chelsea, growing for the -inning garden designer Chris Beardshaw.
Wednesday 9 October
To be Determined
Wednesday 13 November
Peter Mathers on London Gardens.
This is based around visits to the annual London Open Gardens Weekend when gardens large
and small, some public and others very private are opened to visitors.
Peter is a trained speaker with the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies.