8th January, 2013
THE PERFUME OF PLANTS - WHY AND HOW PLANTS ARE PERFUMED
John Baker and June Colley (owners of 'The Hanging Hostas of Hampshire')
Why and how plants are perfumed; the types of scent found in plants.
How we detect fragrance and how to create a perfumed garden; how to make perfume products from one’s own garden and fragrant plants throughout the year.
12th February, 2013
GERTRUDE JEKYLL: ARTIST, GARDENER, CRAFTS WOMAN
Richard is a renowned author and garden historian, lecturer for 40 years at the University of Reading, former member of the Council and Conservation Committee of the Garden History Society and National Trust's Gardens Panel.
Please note change of speaker.
12th March, 2013
THE HISTORY OF GILBERT WHITE AND HIS GARDEN
David is Head Gardener at Gilbert White's House and Garden at Selborne, Hampshire
We will also be holding our AGM at this meeting.
9th April, 2013
IRISES FOR THE NATURAL GARDEN
Alun and Jill Whitehead - owners of Aulden farm
Aulden farm is a 3 acre garden and nursery specialising in Iris and Hemerocallis, holders of the National Collection of Siberian Iris.
Plants for sale.
27th April, 2013
Sat 11th May, 2013 1.30 - 4.00pm
ANNUAL PLANT FAIR
at St Peter's Church Hall, Church Road, Earley, Reading, RG6 1EY (map)
Open to the public. Free admission. Free parking.
Hot and cold drinks and home made cakes are available.
11th June, 2013
HERBS IN THE GARDEN
Margaret is the holder of the National Plant Collections of Thymus (scientific), Hyssopus and Satureja, author of articles on thyme for Plant Heritage.
Plants for sale from her back garden nursery 'LW Plants - Plants from a Plantman's garden'
8th September, 2013 2pm - 5.30pm
OPEN DAY OF THE HARRIS GARDEN, UNIVERSITY OF READING
In aid of the Berkshire Group of the HPS and the Friends of the Harris Garden.
Open to the general public. Entry Fee.
10th September, 2013
PERENNIAL BORDERS: recent trends
Carolyn is a professional gardener, garden designer and member of the HPS Berkshire Group.
8th October, 2013
PATAGONIAN GARDEN PLANTS
Dr Keith Ferguson
Dr. Ferguson is a professional botanist, retired Deputy Keeper of the Herbarium and Head of the Pollen Unit at RBG Kew, widely travelled and a keen plantsman.
12th November, 2013
FOLIAGE FOR EFFECT
Bob is a renowned nurseryman, founder of Cotswold Garden Flowers, a specialist nursery for easy, unusual hardy perennials & smaller shrubs.
Holder of the RHS Veitch Memorial Medal.
Plants for sale.
Unless otherwise stated, all events will take place in St. Peter's Church Hall, Church Road, Earley, Reading RG6 1EY (map). doors open at 7.15 p.m. and meetings start at 7.45 p.m.
Visitors are always welcome at all our meetings.
Admission is free to members. Visitors £3 (except at special meetings).
During the summer months visits to gardens and specialist nurseries are arranged for members. Please contact group or visit the Events page of the group website for further details.