Isle of Wight
About the Group
The group does not have a formal regular meeting venue, but often meets at homes of members
t. 01983 760567
|18th February, 2017 2-30 pm to 4-30 pm
AGM at Hunnyhill Room, Riverside Centre, Newport .
Free raffle. Joan Cooper will be selling snowdrops
|29th March, 2017 time TBC (Evening)
'My Chelsea Story'
The Riverside Centre, Trafalgar Room.
This talk will be based on Matthew's experience of designing a Chelsea Flower Show garden, and will refer to the relocation of one of the gardens to the Isle of Wight Hospice. As well as designing gardens for Chelsea.
Matthew worked for the RHS as curator at Hyde Hall garden and then at Harlow Carr. Subsequently he became RHS Head of Gardens Creative Design.
He is now a regular participant on Radio 4's Gardener's Question Time.More can be found about his work on www.matthewwilsongardens.com
There will be an admission charge of £8.
|29th April, 2017 10am to 12pm
Annual Plant Sale,
Wootton Bridge Community Centre, Brannon Way, Wootton Bridge PO33 4NW
Bramley Plants will be attending.
Please start to collect plants to sell. This is our main fundraising event of the year.
|16th May , 2017 2-00pm
Meeting at Louisa Killpack's home and garden
There will be a seedlings & cuttings exchange instead of the usual plant swap, so please start to sow/set aside seedlings or cuttings to bring along.
Eddington Nursery Plant Fair
We hope to have a stand at this event. At present the date is not fixed but it is likely to be at the end of May.
Please let Clare know if you are able to help with the stand.
|22nd June, 2017
Mainland trip to Tylney Hall Hotel Garden, Rotherwick, Hook, Hants RG27 9AZ.
This RHS Partner Garden has extensive grounds and landscaped gardens including gardens designed by Gertrude Jekell and Selden Wornum.
A group tour of the gardens has been arranged led by one of the gardeners, for which there will be a charge of £10 per person, including tea or coffee.
A visit to a nursery is also planned.
Please let Clare know if you are interested in coming and indicate if you are happy to be a car driver.
|29th June, 2017 2pm to 5pm.
As part of the HPS Diamond Jubilee, Helen and Joan will be opening their gardens, 2pm to 5pm.
|4th to 7th July, 2017
HPS Essex Group visiting IOW members' gardens
|15th July, 2017 2-00pm
Meeting at Helen Mount's garden and house
|28th September, 2017 2-00pm
Meeting at Jane Patterson's house and garden
Topic: South African Plants.
|21st October, 2017 2-00pm
Meeting at Sarah Wilson's house
|11th November, 2017 2-00pm
Meeting at Patsy Thompson's house
|26 October, 2017 7-30 pm
'Unusual and Long Blooming Plants – how an American ended up running a nursery in Bath'.
Autumn lecture by Derry Watkins of Special Plants Nursery near Bath –
Derry will bring plants for sale.
This meeting is being organised by IWGPG and all HPS members are invited.
Parish Rooms, Newport . Admission: £6.
|11 November, 2017 2-00pm
Meeting at Clare Young's house
Climbers for difficult situations.
|No Meeting in December|